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The Church of St. Michael & All Angels, Highworth, Wiltshire, England



St. Michael's own Website
Britain Express Photos of Highworth


You will see from our photos of St. Michael and All Angels that it is difficult to photograph the outside due to all the surrounding trees and houses.  We suggest going to their website (see link above) to see their photographs!  Perhaps we should return in winter when there are no leaves to obscure the view.

St. Michaels is surprisingly large for the now small town of Highworth, and is packed full of history.  There is a board inside the church with a guide to its history - do make sure you look for this if you manage to visit the church yourself.  It will tell you about the cannon ball strike, the tympanum, the font and many other features of the building.

Highworth - floor plan Over the years the building has increased in size as new chapels, transepts and aisles have been added.  We have made this rough floor plan so you can make more sense of our photographs - please excuse inaccuracies as it is only drawn from memory and we may have got something wrong.

The inside is now mostly one large space with arches separating the areas - the Warneford and Cullerne rooms being the only areas you do not see from the nave.  We have indicated where the original walls would have been with dotted lines.  You can click on this small picture to see a larger version.

The church is a Grade I listed building - more information about the listing can be found at the:  Historic England  website.

We'd like to thank all those people who greeted on the days we visited - what friendly and helpful people you are and make us visitors feel very welcome!

Outside
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The west side of the tower
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West entrance
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Carvings around door
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(above)
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(right)
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Mark of canon ball strike
See   Cannon Ball
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Statue of Christ in a niche
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Clock on the west face of the tower
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Carved decorations on the tower
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Statue on top of the tower
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Moving round to the south side of the church
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South side of the tower
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Door at base of tower
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South aisle wall and south porch
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Above the porch is a priests room - maybe this wall encloses the stairs?
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The south porch
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Space between the south porch and transept
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South transept wall
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Pinnacles
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South wall of the Warneford Chapel
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East wall of the chancel and Cullerne Room
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Taken from Sheep Street
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Clock on east face of tower
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North wall
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Door in the north wall ...
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... into the Cullerne Room
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Carving above door
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Jutting out of the wall is the north transept
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Memorial - the inscription is too eroded to read
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North side of the tower
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View from the west entrance along path to main road
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War Memorial
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Gates in memory of ...
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... Jack and Peggy ARCHER
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