Church of St Michael, Kenchester
Description: Church of St Michael
Date Listed: 27 January 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 154240
OS Grid Reference: SO4341343247
OS Grid Coordinates: 343413, 243247
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0847, -2.8272
Location: Kenchester, County of Herefordshire HR4 7QH
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KENCHESTER CP -
SO 44 SW
4/55 Church of St Michael
Parish church. Late C12, C13 bellcote, C15 south porch, C17 alterations
to chancel roof, restorations of 1909 and 1925. Sandstone rubble with timber-
framed porch and Welsh slate roof. Continuous nave and chancel, south porch,
west end of nave thickened to support bellcote. Nave: two renewed trefoil-
headed lights to right of restored C15 south porch; curved braces to tie-
beam and struts above and close-studding to returns. Inner C12 roll moulded
semi-circular headed doorway. Three renewed trefoil-headed lights to north
wall, blocked north doorway formerly with segmental head and bellcote at west
end; two pointed arched heads with label pierce gable, wall below thickened.
Chancel: C12 semi-circular headed light to south, similar window to north.
East window: three stepped and plain pointed arched lights; label.
Interior: four-bay nave with ceiled roof, tie-beam trusses with inclined
struts, C17 two-bay chancel roof with two arch-braced trusses with decorative
members and central pendants, re-used north main post with vine ornament and
probably formed part of the rood. Font: tall odd shaped cylindrical bowl
with round stem on moulded base, C12 or C13 base and bowl possibly of re-used
Roman material. (RCHM vol II, p 95; BoE, p 200).
Listing NGR: SO4341443248
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