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Description: Church of St Michael
Date Listed: 16 March 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 142816
OS Grid Reference: SU7320015945
OS Grid Coordinates: 473200, 115945
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9383, -0.9596
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SU 71 NW CLANFIELD SOUTH LANE, Chalton
6/8 Church of St Michael
Parish church. Late C12 or early C13 Early English chancel, nave and western
tower, C14 south transept, and C19 north porch. Walls of flint (some plaster
work in the chancel) with stone quoins, stepped buttresses to the chancel, brick
quoins to the upper part of the tower. Plain tile roof. The plain tower has a
low crenellated parapet, a small pyramid roof, and small openings; a wide plain
doorway, now filled, was the entrance to the church. The porch has a flint and
stone wall, with pierced wooden frame above, supporting a gabled roof with
decorative bargeboards. The windows are mostly tall lancets, the south side of
the nave having a coupled light with a (plate tracery) trefoil head, the north
side a coupled light of the Decorated style with reticulated tracery, repeated in
the south window of the transept, in the chancel there is a low-side window
beneath a filled lancet and a restored 4-light east window of Geometrical style.
Interior: there are deep splays to the windows, and a cill band in the chancel,
double trefoil heads to a piscina, and an aumbry cupboard. The arch to the
transept has half-columns (responds) of octagonal form, and the octagonal font
(C15) is placed there. Wall monuments include a kneeling figure within a
Corinthian framework (Richard Ball, died 1632), two other classical monuments, of
1720 and 1829, and small monuments of 1819 and 1933.
This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.
Source: English Heritage
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