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The misericords and history of Highworth,

St Michael’s.

St Michael’s has three, 15th century misericords.

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St Michael's church Highworth Wiltshire Wilts 15th century medieval misericords misericord misericorde misericordes Miserere Misereres choir stalls Woodcarving woodwork mercy seats pity seats Misericords N01.jpg
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St Michael's church Highworth Wiltshire Wilts 15th century medieval misericords misericord misericorde misericordes Miserere Misereres choir stalls Woodcarving woodwork mercy seats pity seats Misericord N01a.jpg
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St Michael's church Highworth Wiltshire Wilts 15th century medieval misericords misericord misericorde misericordes Miserere Misereres choir stalls Woodcarving woodwork mercy seats pity seats Misericord S01.jpg
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St Michael's church Highworth Wiltshire Wilts 15th century medieval misericords misericord misericorde misericordes Miserere Misereres choir stalls Woodcarving woodwork mercy seats pity seats Misericords S01a.jpg
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St Michael's church Highworth Wiltshire Wilts 15th century medieval misericords misericord misericorde misericordes Miserere Misereres choir stalls Woodcarving woodwork mercy seats pity seats Misericord S02.jpg
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N01

The head and wings of an angel.

Supporters - Rose.

S01

Mermaid displaying round mirror.

Supporters - Rose.

S02

Male head, somewhat aquiline, and with long moustaches and forked beard.

Supporters - Rose.

History of St Michael’s Church, Highworth, Wiltshire.

There has been a church on the site of St Michael’s since at least the 12th century, only one of the windows from this church still remains and can be found in the north of the chancel.  The majority of the church was rebuilt in the 13th century - St Michael’s is the only 13th century extant in the Borough of Swindon.  

During the 14th century the south porch was added, and a priests room, with a squint into the church, was built above the porch.  

Sometime between 1440 and 1480 the church was extensively remodelled, the nave was rebuilt, both longer and higher than before, the transept changed and the north and south chapels and the tower were added.  The misericords probably date from this period.  

The 1860 brought a major restoration, where several windows were added, the transepts were raised, the south chapel was restored and a new organ installed.   

In 1908 the organ was moved to the north chapel.  In 1974 the Organ was once again moved and rebuilt this time in the north transept.

The official St Michael, Highworth website.

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