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Church of St Michael, Watford

Description: Church of St Michael

Grade: II
Date Listed: 7 January 1983
English Heritage Building ID: 158159

OS Grid Reference: TQ1015796331
OS Grid Coordinates: 510157, 196331
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6550, -0.4090

Location: Mildred Avenue, Watford, Hertfordshire WD18 7EH

Locality: Watford
Local Authority: Watford Borough Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: WD18 7EH

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Listing Text

In the entry for

Church of St Michael

The first sentence in part 2 should be amended to read:-

'1911-13 and 1926 by F B Bond'.



Church of St Michael
TQ 19 NW 4/24


1911-13 and 1926 church. Free Gothic of C16 type. Flint with Bath stone dressings
and slate roofs. Long nave and aisles with lean-to western narthex porch, 1911-13.
Crossing tower, chancel north-east chapel and south transept/organ loft 1926. Flint
fading not applied to tower and transept yet. Elaborate west front with stone bands
and dressings. Main west window broad 2-centred arch with 5-light traceried window
with traceried stone outer panels. Large stone mullions marking central 3 lights
carried up to coped gable. Square corner buttresses to which spring stone flying
buttresses, one diagonally from angle of narthex and aisle and one parallel to west
front. Narthex with crenellated parapet and projected centre with big moulded arch
and 3 stone framed niches above, central one at apex of coped gable. Three-sided
projection at south-west corner for baptistery. Six bay nave with 3-light aisle
windows and paired clerestory windows, square heads, cusped. Chamfered nave piers,
moulded arches above die into piers. Arched braced ceiled roof springing from corbels
over piers and at apex of arches. Transverse aisle arches. Stone rear arches to
aisle and clerestory windows. Wide moulded tower arches with west rood beam. Apsidal
east end to north-east chapel and two 3-light north windows. Chancel east end
traceried with glazing to vesica shaped light only. Large organ gallery to south
side, later C19 wooden Gothic organ front. Large wooden Gothic alter and reredos
carved, with painted panels.

Listing NGR: TQ1015796331

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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