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Description: Church of St Michael and All Angels
Date Listed: 2 September 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 149999
OS Grid Reference: SO3574343275
OS Grid Coordinates: 335743, 243275
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0841, -2.9391
MOCCAS CP MOCCAS PARK
SO 34 SE
4/41 Church of St Michael
and All Angels
Parish church. Mid-C12, some C14 alterations, restored 1870 by George
Gilbert Scott Junior. Tufa with some sandstone dressings under a graduated
stone tile roof. Nave and chancel with apse. The nave is of three bays
with a C12 semi-circular headed window to the west and a C14 window of two
trefoiled lights with quatrefoil in the two-centred head and a label. The
south door and porch occupy the central bay. The timber-framed porch was
C14, but was mostly replaced in 1870. The south door has a semi-circular
arch of two orders, the inner order plain, the outer with chevron ornament
has engaged respond shafts with carved capitals. The label is C19, tympanum
is plain (the carving has worn away). The west wall has a high-set semi-
circular headed window. Bellcote above has two openings. North wall reflects
south wall, but doorway blocked and slightly more weathered. The chancel has
a two-trefoiled-light window with quatrefoil under a centred head in each wall.
The apse has three semi-circular headed windows with chamfered head and a
sill band. Interior: truss at west end of nave with wall-posts and arch-braces
to tie-beam. The chancel arch is semi-circular and of two orders, both with
chevron ornament, the responds of two plain orders have moulded imposts with
diaper enrichment. The apse arch is also semi-circular and of two orders,
the inner plain, the outer with chevron ornament, the responds of two plain
orders have chamfered imposts. Roof has a boarded ceiling with ribs and
boses of 1870. Fittings: C17 altar rail with turned balusters. In chancel
an altar tomb bearing a C14 recumbent stone effigy of a knight. The font
has a C12 round bowl on a C19 stem. The C14 windows retain C14 glass in
their heads all with elaborate canopies. The organ at the west end is 1870's
painted by Thomas Kemper. (RCHM, Vol 1, p 203-4; BoE, p 253).
Listing NGR: SO3574143274
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