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Description: Church of St Michael
Date Listed: 1 January 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 189901
OS Grid Reference: SK7321111718
OS Grid Coordinates: 473211, 311718
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6982, -0.9181
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SK 71 SW TWYFORD AND THORPE CHURCH WALK
1.1.68 Church of
Parish church. Late C15. Chancel rebuilt c.1840. Restored and
refitted 1861 by H. Goddard. Restored and north transept,
bellcote and porch added 1869 by R. W. Johnson. Coursed and
squared ironstone and limestone ashlar with ashlar dressings and
Swithland slate roofs. Plinth, coped gables, coped and gabled
lateral stack. Nave and chancel under continuous roof, north
transept, south porch. West end has a large central buttress
flanked by single corner buttresses. Above, a moulded gabled
single bell turret with cross. South side has to the east a
buttress flanked by single late C15 plain double lancets with
flat heads. Beyond, to west of the porch, a C19 double lancet
with flat head. North side has an off-centre buttress flanked on
each side by a late C15 plain double lancet with flat heads.
Chancel east end has a Decorated triple lancet with hood mould
and stops, 1861. North transept has coped east gable with cross
and 2 flanking buttresses and a Geometrical triple lancet with
hood mould and mask stops. West side has a late C15 plain double
lancet with flat head. East side has a restored roll moulded C14
doorway. South porch has 2 flanking buttresses and gable with
cross. Double chamfered and rebated doorway with hood mould and
stops and a pair of wooden gates. In each side, a single
chamfered lancet. Porch interior has common rafter roof. South
doorway, late C15, has moulded elliptical head and restored hood
mould. Church interior has C19 roofs with arch braces on corbels
and moulded double purlins. Chancel north side has to east a C19
aumbry. East end has a stained glass window, 1890, by Winfield.
Fittings of 1861 include octagonal oak pulpit, stalls with
poppyheads, roll top benches, 2 prayer desks and low chancel
screen. C15 style octagonal font, C19, with panelled bowl.
Monuments include wooden war memorial plaque and roll of honour,
1919, and 2 C20 brasses.
Listing NGR: SK7321111718
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Source: English Heritage
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