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Church of St Michael, Whitwell

Description: Church of St Michael

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 14 June 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 187456

OS Grid Reference: SK9236508804
OS Grid Coordinates: 492365, 308804
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6691, -0.6355

Location: A606, Whitwell, Rutland LE15 8BW

Locality: Whitwell
County: Rutland
Country: England
Postcode: LE15 8BW

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Listing Text


8/164 Church of St. Michael



Small parish church, the earliest parts apparently of the C13, but
possibly incorporating the core of an aisle-less C12 church. Much of the
C14, though heavily restored in 1881. Sandstone rubble throughout. Nave,
south aisle and chancel. C13 west bellcote with 2 round arched openings
in paired gables. Single lancet window in W. wall. C13 south doorway,
round arched with banded outer shafts with fillet mouldings and nailhead
decoration. Medieval south porch, gabled with cross as finial, and former
sundial below the gable. S. aisle is decorated, windows with heavy
tracery and hoodmoulds with carved heads on stops. Buttresses with
gablets. Coped gables throughout and pitched roof with no parapet.
In the north wall of the nave, one blocked square window to east, and
blocked N. door.

Within, a nave of 3 bays - arcade has double chamfered arches on octagonal
piers. Easternmost pier bases have probable mortice holes for former
screen. Trefoiled piscina to east of aisle, and some medieval encaustic
tiles in aisle floor. Tiny fragment of wall painting on N. wall of nave.
Chancel of same level as nave, with barrel vaulted roof and stone cornice
with ball flower and flower decoration. Victorian traceried E. window
and reredos. C17-C18 altar rails. Much C19 stained glass and one early
C14 crucifixicion S.W. window of chancel. Pulpit possibly C18. Font,
octagonal with incised decoration, C14.

Listing NGR: SK9236508804

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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