Over Compton (St. Michael)

Over Compton Church

St. Michael's Church, Over Compton, Dorset (May 2010)

St. Michael's Church can be found next to Compton House, a Tudor-style mansion designed by the younger John Pinch of Bath. The church itself has a fantastic Perpendicular west tower, with what Newman and Pevsner call Somerset tracery. The porch and nave have wagon roofs, but the most interesting things about the interior are the two-decker pulpit (Jacobean), hatchments and memorials, the last including a very large statue of Robert Goodden dating from the 1820s. It is a short walk across fields away from its neighbour Nether Compton.



Four; Treble dated 1618; 2nd unhung and cracked, 17th century, uninscribed; 3rd from the Salisbury foundry, early 16th century, inscribed "Intersede pia pro nobis Virgo" 4th dated 1596.

Over Compton Church

St. Michael's Church in its parkland setting, Over Compton, Dorset (May 2010)

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Maintained by Michael Day, Last updated: 9 June 2010.