Church of St Michael, Wayford

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Church of St Michael
Wayford Manor and Chapel (geograph 3332362).jpg
The church on the right and Wayford Manor House
Location Wayford, Somerset, England
Coordinates 50°51′23″N 2°50′49″W / 50.8563°N 2.8470°W / 50.8563; -2.8470Coordinates: 50°51′23″N 2°50′49″W / 50.8563°N 2.8470°W / 50.8563; -2.8470
Built 13th century
Listed Building – Grade II*
Official name: Church of St Michael
Designated 4 February 1958[1]
Reference no. 1056166
Church of St Michael, Wayford is located in Somerset
Church of St Michael, Wayford
Location of Church of St Michael in Somerset

The Anglican Church of St Michael in Wayford, Somerset, England was built in the 13th century. It is a Grade II* listed building.[1]

History[edit]

The church was built in the 13th century and was remodelled in the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries.[1] Work in 1800 involved rebuilding the front wall and that of 1846 was required after part of the chancel collapsed.[2] The porch was added in 1602.[3] There was a gallery at the west end of the church but this has been removed.[3]

The parish is part of the Wulfic benefice within the Diocese of Bath and Wells.[4]

Architecture[edit]

The stone building has hamstone dressings and slate roofs with a small wooden bell turret at the western end. with two bells.[1] It has a three-bay nave, single-bay chancel and north aisle.[1]

Inside the church is a 14th-century double piscina. The font may also date from the 14th century.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Church of St Michael". National Heritage List for England. Historic England. Retrieved 13 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Parishes: Wayford Pages 68-75 A History of the County of Somerset: Volume 4". British History Online. Victoria County History. Retrieved 13 January 2018.
  3. ^ a b "St Michael and All Angels, Wayford". Wulfric Benefice. Retrieved 13 January 2018.
  4. ^ "St Michael & All Angels". A Church Near You. Church of England. Retrieved 13 January 2018.