Description: Parish Church of St Michael
Date Listed: 11 November 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 185934
OS Grid Reference: SD5823533835
OS Grid Coordinates: 358235, 433835
Latitude/Longitude: 53.7991, -2.6356
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SD 53 SE GRIMSARGH PRESTON ROAD
8/87 Parish Church of
Church, 1868-9, by Paley and Austin (Pevsner). Snecked sandstone, slate
roofs. West tower, nave, north aisle under parallel roof, chancel.
Simple Decorated style. Three-stage tower with south-east stair turret,
angle buttresses, battlements and pyramidal roof, has 3-light belfry
louvres with moulded surrounds and hoodmoulds, and a stone spout
projecting from the centre of the string course below the battlements on
each side. Five-bay buttressed nave has a sill-band carried round the
buttresses, windows of 2 cusped lights each, gabled porch to 2nd bay.
Lower single-bay chancel in matching style has traceried east window of 3
lights under a hoodmould with figured stops. North aisle has
square-headed windows of 2 cusped lights each, a vestry at the east end
with a doorway on the north side and 2 cusped windows in the east gable;
this and the aisle have one gargoyle each. Interior: 5-bay aisle arcade
of octagonal columns with moulded capitals supporting moulded 2-centred
arches; similarly moulded chancel arch with carved angels beneath the
capitals; wagon roof supported by short wallposts rising from foliated
corbels; chancel with moulded arched door to vestry and 2 sedilia with
cusped trefoil heads.
Listing NGR: SD5823533835
Source: English Heritage
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