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Church of St Michael and All Angels
Stone building with square tower
General information
Town or city Puriton
Country England
Coordinates 51°10′14″N 2°58′25″W / 51.1706°N 2.9735°W / 51.1706; -2.9735
Construction started 11th century
Completed 15th century

The Church of St Michael and All Angels in Puriton, Somerset, England was constructed from local Blue Lias stone. It has an early 13th-century tower, with the remainder of the building dating from the 14th and 15th centuries. It has been designated as a Grade I listed building.

The building is on the site of a previous church, built in the 11th century, which was given by Robert de Chandos to Goldcliff Priory in South Wales in 1113. The building is made up of a chancel, which was rebuilt in 1489 and again between 1859 and 1874, and a nave, which was rebuilt in the 15th century, with a north aisle and south porch, all built from local Blue Lias. The west tower has a pyramid roof and holds bells including one from the medieval Bristol foundry and three of 1725 by Abraham Rudhall.

The parish is part of the benefice of Puriton and Pawlett within the Sedgemoor deanery.

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