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Church of St Michael, Bowland Forest Low

Description: Church of St Michael

Grade: II
Date Listed: 16 November 1983
English Heritage Building ID: 183071

OS Grid Reference: SD6588646881
OS Grid Coordinates: 365886, 446881
Latitude/Longitude: 53.9169, -2.5209

Location: Hall Hill, Bowland Forest Low, Lancashire BB7 3AT

Locality: Bowland Forest Low
Local Authority: Ribble Valley Borough Council
County: Lancashire
Country: England
Postcode: BB7 3AT

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Listing Text


14/20 Church of St. Michael

Church, rebuilt in 1817, with chancel of 1896. Rendered rubble with sandstone
dressings and slate roof. The south wall has projecting quoins and 3 cross
windows with cusped heads to the upper lights, panel tracery above, and hood
moulds. To their right is a chamfered door with 2-centred head and hood. To
the left is a gabled porch with a chamfered doorway with 4-centred head . Above
is a large piece of slate inscribed: 'This Chapel was rebuilt Anno Domini
1817 ....' The gables have copings, the eastern one with a cross at the apex,
the western one with a square open stone bellcote. The west wall has a
chamfered lancet window, the north wall having 4 windows similar to those on
the south wall, but without hoods. The lower chancel is of exposed rubble,
with an east window with 4-centred head, hood, and 4 lights with pointed,
cusped lights. Against the north wall is a vestry, with a re-set Perpendicular
window of 2 cusped lights with panel tracery above, under a flat head. Inside
there is a west gallery of 1825 supported on 2 slim iron columns and with
tracery decoration to its front. The shallow chancel has an arch of 2
chamfered orders and is lined with rock-faced sandstone. The east window shows
the birth of Christ. The font is a plain bowl of sandstone on a base of re-used
dressed masonry. A flat modern ceiling hides the roof.

Listing NGR: SD6588646881

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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