St Michael's Church Aldbourne

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Neil MacDougall on October 31, 2011

The Church of England parish church of Saint Michael overlooking the village green is medieval and a Grade I listed building. The nave and aisles were built around 1200, although some earlier Norman arches and other traces remain. There are four arches on the north arcade and three on the south. The chancel is Early English, with north and south chapels, and a sanctuary with lancet windows.

The Perpendicular Gothic three-stage tower was added in 1460. It is ashlar, has angled buttresses and transomed three-light bell openings, with gargoyles above. There are also transepts with three-light windows, a tall south porch – originally two-storey – and a bay between the porch and south transept. There was also formerly a north porch. The external walls are of flint and limestone with some chequer work and sarsen, and are crenellated. The roofs are lead and slate. The interior contains a number of monuments and monumental brasses.

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  • Uploaded on October 31, 2011
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    by Neil MacDougall
    • Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
    • Taken on 2011/10/29 12:21:43
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/320)
    • Focal Length: 24.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/9.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: -0.33 EV
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