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Description: Church of St Michael
Date Listed: 16 December 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 164972
OS Grid Reference: SE7964929978
OS Grid Coordinates: 479649, 429978
Latitude/Longitude: 53.7601, -0.7933
SE 72 NE EASTRINGTON HIGH STREET
(north side, off)
10/10 Church of St Michael
Church. Cll or C12 in origin, with most of remaining fabric of C13, C14 and
C15, ie Decorated aisles and chancel chapels, Perpendicular tower,
clerestory, and east window. Limestone ashlar, lead roof. West tower with
clasping aisles, 3-bay nave with aisles, 3-bay chancel with chapels,
clerestories to nave and chancel. West end: 4-stage tower with stepped
diagonal buttresses flanked by lean-to aisles. Chamfered plinth. Pointed
west doorway of 3 moulded orders with hoodmould. 3-light Perpendicular
window with hoodmould and headstops and 3 illegible coats of arms above.
2-light window with 4-centred arch to third stage of south facade, 2-light
pointed Perpendicular belfry openings to fourth stage of each facade.
Gargoyles, embattled parapet and 4 crocketed pinnacles. All windows except
those to tower are square-headed. South side: 3-light cinque-cusped window
to tower aisle. Porch to second bay with pointed doorway of 3 moulded
orders with illegible coats of arms above. Porch contains Norman frieze
depicting 8 animals. Third bay: 5-light Decorated window. Chancel chapel:
priest's door with 4-light Decorated window left and 3-light Decorated
window right. Embattled parapet to whole length of aisle and chapel.
Clerestory: 3-light cusped Perpendicular windows and embattled parapet with
pinnacles. -North side: 3-light cinque-cusped window to tower aisle.
Pointed doorway of 3 moulded orders with hoodmould and coat of arms above.
To right: 5-light cusped Perpendicular window. North chapel: 3-light
windows with reticulated tracery. Embattled parapet to whole length of
aisle and chapel. Clerestory: 3-light Perpendicular windows and embattled
parapet with pinnacles. East end: 3-light Perpendicular window to chancel
with south chapel wall rebuilt in brick and 3-light window with reticulated
tracery to right. Interior: chancel shows evidence for Norman windows in
north and south walls at east end. North arcade of chancel largely rebuilt
in 1632 with a square central pier and timber framing, but with original
eastern arch with sunk quadrant moulding on a round eastern respond. South
arcade of chancel is double chamfered. Ogee-arched aumbries to side
chapels. Very tall double-chamfered chancel arch. Nave: complex arcading.
North arcade: double-chamfered arches on octagonal piers except for east
respond which has a filleted demi-shaft. Nailhead hoodmoulds with 2 reused
Norman head stops. South arcade: eastern arch has sunk quadrant moulding,
western arches are double chamfered. Eastern pier has 4 filleted demi-
shafts, western pier is octagonal. C17 carved wooden font cover. Royal
Arms of 1737 above tower arch. Monuments: two C15 defaced alabaster
effigies of a knight and lady, clearly not a pair, and not on original
bases. Pevsner N, Yorkshire, York and The East Riding, 1972.
Listing NGR: SE7965029978
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