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Church of St Michael and All Angels, Mottram in Longdendale

Description: Church of St Michael and All Angels

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 1 November 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 212546

OS Grid Reference: SJ9943195293
OS Grid Coordinates: 399431, 395293
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4544, -2.0100

Location: Church Brow, Mottram in Longdendale, Tameside SK14 6JL

Locality: Mottram in Longdendale
County: Tameside
Country: England
Postcode: SK14 6JL

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Listing Text


4/86 Church of
St. Michael and
1.11.66 All Angels

G.V. II*

Church. C15, the tower of c.1486. The interior, vestry and
clerestory by Shellard 1854. Hammer-dressed stone with
ashlar clerestory and graduated stone slate roof. Nave with
aisles, aisle chapels, south porch and west tower. Chancel
and north vestry. Perpendicular style. 6 bay aisle (and
chapel) with porch in bay 2. Weathered plinth and
castellated parapet. Each bay has a weathered buttress and
stepped 3-light window with cusped head and dripmould which
is terminated in carved heads. The porch has a 4-centred
arch opening, angled buttresses and castellation. 6-bay
clerestory with windows of a similar design. 4-stage tower
with angled weathered buttresses, stone bands,castellated
parapet and crocketed corner finials. 3-light west window
with Perpendicular tracery, clock face above and 2-light
belfry openings. Stair turret in one corner. 2-bay chancel
with 5-light transomed Perpendicular-style east window and
vestry to north. Interior: nave arcade on octagonal columns
with moulded heads. Braced tie-beam nave roof and arch-
braced chancel trusses which are supported on enriched
corbels. High Victorian alabaster pulpit by H. Hems (1885).
Former painted reredos above chancel arch. Chandelier
(1755). Stained glass. Barrel-shaped stone font.Monuments:
2 early C15 recumbent stone effigies in Staveleigh chapel
(south). Reginald Bretland (1703), semi-reclining figure on
supporting plinth with latin text. Also inscribed slab to
John Pycton, rector (1517) - defaced and no longer visible.
A well positioned church which retains much of its Medieval
character externally and dominates the skyline for miles

Listing NGR: SJ9943195293

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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