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Description: Church of St Michael
Date Listed: 24 January 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 176139
OS Grid Reference: TQ8392364283
OS Grid Coordinates: 583923, 164283
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3479, 0.6397
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TQ 86 SW HARTLIP THE STREET
4/9 Church of St. Michael
Parish church. C13 to C15, tower repaired 1855, restored 1864-5
by R.C. Hussey. Flint, with rubble, and plain tiled roofs. Nave
with aisles, chancel with north and south chapels, south porch, west
tower with priests room. Three-stage west tower with string course
to parapet and 3 stage octagonal stair turret. C19 west doorway,
simple Perpendicular windows and belfry openings. Nave and aisles
under 1 roof, south aisle with 3 offset buttresses and C19
Perpendicular style windows. C14 doorway in south porch with
hollow chamfered, roll moulded arch and hood mould with carved head
stops. South chapel with two C19 lancets and double lancet east
window; north chapel identical. East window C19 3 light curvilinear,
the 3 east chancels separately roofed. North aisle with 3 three-
light Perpendicular windows and hollow-chamfered doorway. North
west lean-to priest's or anchorite's room with steps down to basement
doorway, and restored chimney. Interior: nave with hollow chamfered
tower arch, and 3 bay arcade to aisles with octagonal piers, double
hollow chamfered arches and panelled canted ceiling, the aisles with
lean-to roofs. C19 arches from aisles to chapels and chancel arch,
the north and south chapels largely rebuilt by Hussey, but with C13
plain chamfered arches on imposts into chancel. Late C12 wall arcad-
ing in the chancel, 2 full bays in north and south walls, and 1 bay
interrupted by the arches to chapels, attached shafts rising
from plinth, with stiff leaf and palmette carved capitals.
Reveals of lancet east window and north and south lancet windows
survive. Fittings: angle piscina in chancel, heavily restored,
but with late C12 shaft, square abacus and leaf-carved capital.
Reredos of 1908, the Last Supper carved in relief. Monument: in north
chapel, wall tablet,Mary Coppin, d. 1636. Black and white marble,
the plaque carried on an urn and angelic head, with corinthian columns
supporting a frieze and broken segmental pediment with achievement,
and 2 putti descending to the inscription. (See B.0.E. Kent II,
Listing NGR: TQ8396564247
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