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Description: Church of St Michael and All Angels
Date Listed: 13 May 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 144390
OS Grid Reference: SU2980508168
OS Grid Coordinates: 429805, 108168
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8723, -1.5778
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SU 20 NE LYNDHURST HIGH STREET
6/22 Church of St Michael and
Parish church. 1858-68 by W White, interior features by Pre-Raphaelite artists.
Polychromatic brickwork of 2 shades of red, yellow and white, stone dressings,
plain tile roof. Loosely early English Geometric in style, with many features
of White's design. Complex plan of sanctuary and 2 bay chancel; 5 bay nave with
tall transepts and lean-to aisles with gabled dormers to clerestory; north porch
and north-west tower of 3 stages and spire. The exterior though White's master-
piece,with many personal features such as the gabled doors, tracery and doorways,
is outshone by the architecture and decoration of the magnificent interior. Very
large space. Brickwork exposed with its polychromatic patterns. At east end is
stained-glass by E Burne-Jones. Fresco on reredos 1864 by Lord Leighton. On
south wall paintings c1860 by J H Pollen. Monument on north wall (like Easter
Sepulchre) 1863 to Mr and Mrs Hargreaves (who had church built) by G E Street.
Carved timber and wrought-iron screen. North transept has glass by Clayton and
Bell and south transept glass 1862 by Morris & Co, some of their best. In nave
pointed arcades with band of projecting brick corners like chevrons. Capitals of
differing foliage by G W Seale ( who also did screen and pulpit), on piers of 8
Purbeck shafts. Nave roof has large carved angels on braces to trusses. At west
end monument 1882 to Anne Cockerell by S P Cockerell Jun., and glass 1903 by
C E Kempe. In north aisle long window with glass by Powells. At west monument
1798 to Sir Charles Jennings by J Flaxman. Buildings of England; Pevsner; Penguin,
1966; p326-7. A History of the Gothic Revival; .C Eastlake.; 1872.
Listing NGR: SU2988808198
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