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Parish Church of St Michael, Grimsargh

Description: Parish Church of St Michael

Grade: II
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

Location: Preston Road, Grimsargh, Lancashire PR2 5SD

Locality: Grimsargh
Local Authority: Preston City Council
County: Lancashire
Country: England
Postcode: PR2 5SD

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Listing Text


8/87 Parish Church of
St. Michael


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

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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