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St Michael and All Angels, Haselbury Plucknett, Somerset

(50°53′42″N, 2°45′12″W)
Haselbury Plucknett
ST 471 109
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Somerset
now Somerset
  • Robin Downes
07 July 2005

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Haselbury Plucknett is a good-sized village in the South Somerset district of the county, 2 miles NE of Crewkerne and the same distance N of the Dorset border. Ham Hill stone was quarried some 4 miles to the N. The church is in the centre of the village, close to the Manor Farm. It is largely late-medieval, dating from the 14thc and 15thc, and consists of a chancel with a N vestry and a 4-bay nave with a S porch and a W tower. It was formerly aisled, but the arcades were removed in 1920 to incorporate them into the central vessel. The chancel was rebuilt in the 19thc. The only feature of possible Romanesque date is the font.


Unusually Haselbury Plucknett was held by the same man, Beorhtmaer, before the Conquest and in 1086. It was assessed at 10 hides with 13½ acres of meadow, pasture half a league in length and breadth, and as much woodland. There was a mill there too.





The EH listing describes the font as of uncertain date, while Pevsner makes no mention of it.


English Heritage Listed Building 262262

N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England: South and West Somerset. Harmondsworth 1958, 191.

Somerset County Council, Historic Environment Record 58944.