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Wiltshire Community History

Church of St. Michael, Brinkworth

The Church of St. Michael; an Anglican parish church, renamed in 1763 was originally referred to as St. Peter's Church in 1248 and 1512. The church dates back as far as 1151, with records showing the original building possibly being rebuilt in the late twelfth century/early thirteenth century. The present church is mainly 15th century and was built mostly from stone rubble, with stone slate roofs, and an aisled nave, with 15th century wagon roof and tie beams, south porch and west tower; the east wall of the south aisle contains part of a blocked lancet window, which could suggest the church was cruciform.

The tower of the building was built in the 15th century, possibly to replace an already existing central tower in the church; the west doorway is 15th century with a hoodmould and a three light 15th century window above. In the early eighteenth century a west gallery was added to house fitted box pews. Also, in 1879 the chancel and chancel arch were rebuilt in fourteenth century style. The entire church was restored in 1889, and under directions from C. E. Ponting the gallery was enclosed to form a baptistery. The pulpit, altar table, and font cover were all later additions to the church in the 1630s.

The Church of St. Michael is adorned with an elegant 1630 wooden pulpit, which is supported on carved gryphons and lions with backboard framed by a carved lion and unicorn, the church also houses a nineteenth century oil painting of an avenging angel on east wall of north aisle, and again, nineteenth century stained glass to third window east on the north aisle of the building. An early fourteenth century font at the tower door below the gallery has an octagonal base and a bowl with a late 16th century pyramidal wooden cover.

The organ is set at the back of the gallery and the towering organ case is of 1905. In the chapel in the north aisle there are rood stairs to the left of the chancel arch and a squint to the right of the arch in the south aisle. There are sections of 15th century painting to the arches of the nave arcades and the north wall of the nave. Above the south door is a wooden panel depicting the Royal Arms of William and Mary.

Parish registers from 1653, other than those in current use, are held at the Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre, Chippenham.

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Church of St. Michael, Brinkworth
Church of St. Michael, Brinkworth

Image Date: 2009
Image Location: Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre


Church of St. Michael, Brinkworth
Church of St. Michael, Brinkworth

Image Date: 2009
Image Location: Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre


Church of St. Michael, Brinkworth
Church of St. Michael, Brinkworth

Image Date: 2009
Image Location: Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre


Church of St. Michael, Brinkworth
Church of St. Michael, Brinkworth

Image Date: 2009
Image Location: Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre


Church of St. Michael, Brinkworth
Church of St. Michael, Brinkworth

Image Date: 2009
Image Location: Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre


Church of St. Michael, Brinkworth
Church of St. Michael, Brinkworth

Image Date: 2009
Image Location: Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre


Church of St. Michael, Brinkworth
Church of St. Michael, Brinkworth

Image Date: 2009
Image Location: Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre


Church of St. Michael, Brinkworth
Church of St. Michael, Brinkworth

Image Date: 2009
Image Location: Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre


Church of St. Michael, Brinkworth
Church of St. Michael, Brinkworth

Image Date: 2009
Image Location: Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre


Church of St. Michael, Brinkworth
Church of St. Michael, Brinkworth

Image Date: 2009
Image Location: Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre


Church of St. Michael, Brinkworth
Church of St. Michael, Brinkworth

Image Date: 2009
Image Location: Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre


Church of St. Michael, Brinkworth
Church of St. Michael, Brinkworth

Image Date: 2009
Image Location: Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre


Church of St. Michael, Brinkworth
Church of St. Michael, Brinkworth

Image Date: 2009
Image Location: Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre


Church of St. Michael, Brinkworth
Church of St. Michael, Brinkworth

Image Date: 2009
Image Location: Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre


Church of St. Michael, Brinkworth
Church of St. Michael, Brinkworth

Image Date: 2009
Image Location: Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre


Church of St. Michael, Brinkworth
Church of St. Michael, Brinkworth

Image Date: c.1910
Image Location: Wiltshire & Swindon History Society


Church of St. Michael, Brinkworth
Church of St. Michael, Brinkworth

Image Date: c.1906
Image Location: Wiltshire & Swindon History Society


Church of St. Michael, Brinkworth
Church of St. Michael, Brinkworth

Image Date: 1809
Image Location: Wiltshire & Swindon History Society


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