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Church of St Michael, Markfield

Description: Church of St Michael

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 7 November 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 188539

OS Grid Reference: SK4870510039
OS Grid Coordinates: 448705, 310039
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6859, -1.2809

Locality: Markfield
Local Authority: Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council
County: Leicestershire
Country: England
Postcode: LE67 9UP

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Listing Text

SK 41 SE
(north side)
Church of St Michael
G.V. II*

Parish Church. C12, C13, C14, C16, 1826 by Daniel Knight, extended and
restored 1865 by Millican and Smith. Random coursed Mount Sorrel granite,
ashlar dressings, slate roofs, stone coped gables, South western tower,
nave, aisles, chancel, south porch, vestry. C14 2 stage tower with stepped
set back buttresses, chamfered offset to belfry stage, embattled parapet
and recessed short spire with 2 tiers of lucarnes in alternating
directions. In the west wall a 2 light C14 window with cusped ogee heads to
the lights and a chamfered pointed surround. To the belfry stage are single
matching 2 light windows in the 4 directions, with quatrefoils over, In the
west wall of the north aisle is a large C14 4 light window wth Geometric
tracery and a smaller matching 2 light window to the north. In the north
aisle wall are 2 three light windows and a single 2 light window , all with
pointed heads to the lights and chamfered rectangular surrounds. The vestry
has a doorway to the north with plain chamfered surround and to the east a
2 light C19 window with pointed heads to the lights and a trilobe over. In
the chancel east wall is a 3 light C19 window with cusped and pointed
lights and Geometric tracery to the pointed head. In the east wall of the
south aisle is an oversize C19 3 light window with intersecting tracery
with chamfered and pointed surround. On the south side are 3 two light
windows, 2 with C19 cusped heads and rectangular surrounds, the
southernmost is pointed with Y - tracery. The c.1826 gabled south porch has
an embattled parapet and a chamfered 4 centred outer arch with moulded
head, To left is a shield of arms with a balancing shield to the right now
hacked off. C19 inner door is continuously moulded and filleted. Interior:
C13 moulded south arcade of 3 bays with octagonal shafts and responds,
moulded capitals and double chamfered arches. The north arcade is C19 with
circular shafts and capitals and double chamfered arches. C19 roofs with 2
tiers of corbels to the south aisle and with reused C14 wooden corbels in
the nave. C19 chancel arch double chamfered and moulded with annular
corbels with dogtoothing. Continuously double chamfered C13 tower arch at
the west end of the south aisle and at the east end is a C19 arch matching
the chancel arch. In the chancel north wall is a pointed and chamfered
vestry doorway and in the south wall is a broad double chamfered archway to
the south aisle. Fittings are all C19 including the circular ashlar pulpit
with integral eagle lectern and stiff leaf corbel to the cornice, the
circular bowl font supported on shafts with stiff leaf capitals.

Listing NGR: SK4870510039

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Source: English Heritage

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