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Church of St Michael, Eaton

Description: Church of St Michael

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 1 January 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 190185

OS Grid Reference: SK7749828489
OS Grid Coordinates: 477498, 328489
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8483, -0.8507

Location: 2 Scalford Road, Eaton, Leicestershire LE14 4EJ

Locality: Eaton
Local Authority: Melton Borough Council
County: Leicestershire
Country: England
Postcode: LE14 4EJ

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Listing Text

(East side)
37/354 Church of St Michael


Parish church. C13, altered C14. Ironstone with limestone dressings.
Lead roofs to nave and aisles, pantiles to chancel and south porch, the
latter of late C20 concrete variety. 3 stage west tower, externally of 4
stages divided by string-coursed set-offs. Lancet west window below niche.
2-light restored early Decorated belfry windows below limestone crenellated
parapet. Cusped 3-light late C14 north aisle windows under straight heads:
2 to flank, one each to east and west ends. South aisle with one wide
lancet east of gabled porch. 2-light Decorated east window to aisle. 3 2-
light clerestory windows of same date and type as north aisle. 2 2-light
arched chancel south windows, one reticulated, the other with internal
ogee. 3-light reticulated east chancel window. No windows to north
chancel. Interior. 3-bay arcade supported on circular piers to south,
quatrefoil piers to north. The former with waterholding bases, moulded
circular capitals with nailhead decoration and double chamfered arches.
The latter have moulded bases and polygonal moulded capitals and also
double chamfered arches. Nave roof of ties supported on arched braces and
wall posts dropping to corbels. Spurs rise to moulded ridge piece. 2
moulded purlins. Stone C14 chancel screen extended up to roof by plastered
walling: arched central doorway and to each side one 3-light ogeed window
under straight heads. Rustic C16 chancel roof: ties support Queen posts
rising to collars, 3 tiers butt purlins and curved windbracing. An arch in
chancel wall contains stone effigy of a priest, c. 1325. South-west nave
pier respond has brass inscription panel in memory of Elizabeth Healey,

Listing NGR: SK7749828489

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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