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St Michael, Highworth, Wiltshire

(51°37′48″N, 1°42′34″W)
SU 202 924
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Wiltshire
now Wiltshire
medieval Salisbury
now Bristol
  • Allan Brodie
11 August 1995

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Feature Sets

The church may have Anglo-Saxon origins but was transformed with 13thc. nave arcades and probably also the chancel, where one 13thc. lancet survives. In the 15thc. the building was remodelled and the church was restored in 1861-2 by JW Hugall from London.


In Domesday Book Ralph the priest held Highworth church. The church was a prebend of Salisbury by c.1150. It was valued at an enormous £150 in 1291.


Exterior Features



As the tympanum's original location is unlikely to have been a room over the porch, it had probably already been moved, presumably from one of the doors of the nave, before this inscription recorded its migration around the building.


D. E Greenway, Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1066-1300: Volume 4, Salisbury, London 1991, 76.

N. Pevsner and B. Cherry, Buildings of England: Wiltshire. Harmondsworth 1975, 2nd edition, 268-69.

C. and F. Thorn (eds), Domesday Book, Chichester 1979, 65b, 23a.