Michaelston le Pit – St Michael’s Church

History

Church of St. Michael probably was erected in the 14th century by the Reigny family, although the first reference to the Michaelston le Pit temple dates from 1254. In the Middle Ages, there was a manor in the parish, whose owners up to the seventeenth century had a advowson over the temple. The church survived in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries without major interference in the historic, medieval substance.

Architecture

The church consists of a rectangular nave, a centrally located tower with small, very short transept and a long, rectangular chancel on the eastern side. A late medieval porch leads to the nave on the south side. The tower was topped with a typical gable roof for this region. In the elevations of the building, original windows from the 14th century, crowned with trefoils and the southern portal, have been preserved. Inside the church, the baptismal font from around 1400 has been survived.

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Website britishlistedbuildings.co.uk, Church of St Michael A Grade I Listed Building in Michaelston-le-Pit and Leckwith (Llanfihangel-y-Pwll a Lecwydd), Vale of Glamorgan.