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Church of St Michael
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Denomination Church of England
Heritage designation Grade I listed building
Designated 26 January 1961
Diocese Gloucester
Province Canterbury

The Anglican Church of St Michael at Withington in the Cotswold District of Gloucestershire, England was built in the 12th century. It is a grade I listed building.


Withington was the site of a Saxon monastery from 674. A resident priest was listed in the Domesday book. The manor and patronage belonged to the Bishop of Worcester who had a summer residence in Withington.

It was rebuilt in the 12th century and a blocked Norman doorway with carving remans and another is used to enter the church. Much of the current building is perpendicular following extensive work in the 15th century when a clerestory was added. Som4 minor additions were made by David Brandon in 1872.

In 2010 solar panels were installed as par of an attempt to move the church towards a zero carbon footprint.

The parsh is part of the Coln River benefice within the Diocese of Gloucester.


The limestone building has stone slate roofs. It consists of a nave with south porch, chancel and vestry.

The central three-stage buttressed tower has six bells and a clock with chimes. There is a 15th-century oak bell frame which supported four bells.

The font is from the 15th century.

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