14th - 15th Century

 In the 14th century, the porch on the south side of the church was added, with a priest's room above; in this room an ancient fireplace and a square stone washbasin can still be seen.  High above the inner south door of the church is a 'squint', a narrow opening about a foot high; through this the interior of the church was observed from the priest's room. 

The present St Michael's church building came into being in the 15th century , probably during 1440-1480; the nave was rebuilt and extended, the transepts were remodelled and the tower was added, along with chapels on the north and south sides of the chancel - the south side chapel being the Warneford Chapel.

The earliest St Michael's register records baptisms, marriages and burials beginning in 1539 during the reign of Henry VIII. 
  

Vicarage Lane
Highworth
Swindon
Wiltshire
SN6 7AD

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