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Church of St Michael, Knill

Description: Church of St Michael

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 16 October 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 149153

OS Grid Reference: SO2911360467
OS Grid Coordinates: 329113, 260467
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2378, -3.0395

Location: Knill, County of Herefordshire LD8 2PR

Locality: Knill
County: Herefordshire
Country: England
Postcode: LD8 2PR

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There is also a scheduled monument, Churchyard Cross in St Michael's Churchyard, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

Listing Text

SO 26 SE KNILL CP -

3/14 Church of St Michael

16.lO.67
GV II*

Parish church. Late C12 and early C13, extensively restored in 1876. Local
igneous rock and sandstone rubble walls with sandstone dressings; stone slate
roof. West tower, nave with south porch, chancel. West tower: early C13
rectangular tower of three stages with late C19 embattled parapet, shouldered
C19 light to ground floor, square headed loop lights to upper two floors.
Nave: C19 Y-tracery window with two trefoil-headed lights to left and 3-
light C19 window with trefoil-headed lights and central trefoil in roundel
to right of C19 gabled timber-framed porch. Inner altered C14 doorway with
chamfered jambs and two-centred head. Chancel: 2-light C19 window with
trefoil-headed lights and quatrefoil in roundel. An altered C12 semi-circular
headed light survives in north wall of chancel. Three-light C19 east window
with trefoil-headed lights and three quatrefoils in roundels. Interior:
late C19 roof throughout with decorative members. Piscina c1200 in recess
in chancel with plain round head. C13 stoup in south wall of nave with trefoil
head. Early C13 tower arch with plain responds and extensively restored.
Font: c1200 octagonal bowl with geometric patterns in relief to each side,
column base reused as stem. Interior contains hatchments of the Walsham
family formerly of Knill Court (destroyed by fire) dating from 1617 to 1874.
Wall monument, 1685, commemorating Elizabeth Child, floral swags, cartouche
of arms and cherub.


Listing NGR: SO2911360467

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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