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Description: Church of Saint Michael
Date Listed: 7 February 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 164553
OS Grid Reference: SE9929141964
OS Grid Coordinates: 499291, 441964
Latitude/Longitude: 53.8644, -0.4916
CHERRY BURTON MAIN STREET
SE 94 SE
4/18 Church of Saint Michael
Church. 1852-3 by Horace Jones. Decorated style. Rock-faced sandstone
ashlar with limestone dressings, slate roofs. 3-stage west tower, 4 bay
nave with north aisle and north porch, 2-bay chancel. West tower: moulded
plinth, buttresses with offsets; polygonal stair turret to north-west corner
with shouldered door to ground floor. First floor: trefoil-headed window
beneath clock-face. String course. 2 pointed belfry openings with trefoil
heads below quatrefoil under a running hoodmould and relieving arch. Ball
flower to cornice, crenellated parapet. Nave: chamfered plinth, buttress
with offsets. 3 trefoiled lancets under hoodmoulds. 3 quatrefoils to
clerestory. North porch: pointed opening of 2 orders on nook-shafts with
foliage capitals, all under hoodmould. Raised gable with cross finial. Two
2-light pointed windows with geometrical tracery under hoodmoulds with face
stops to south wall. Chancel: moulded plinth, buttress with offsets.
Single trefoil-headed lancet under hoodmould with face stops to right,
similar paired lancets to left. Pointed 3-light east window with
geometrical tracery under hoodmould with face stops: a monarch to left, a
bishop to right. Similar fenestration to south wall. Interior: north nave
arcade of 4 bays: pointed double-chamfered arches with hoodmoulds on
cylindrical piers with moulded bases. Similar chancel arch on column
corbels. Tall double-chamfered tower arch. 5-sided stone pulpit with
carved panels depicting the Paschal lamb beneath an angel holding a riband
to centre and the symbols of the 4 Evangelists to either side. Cornice with
carved foliage. Chancel north and south windows have mid-wall shafts and
hoodmoulds to rere-arches with leaf carving. Font: circular tub on
octagonal pier with moulded base.
Listing NGR: SE9929141964
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