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Church of St Michael, Liverpool

Description: Church of St Michael

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 6 June 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 215267

OS Grid Reference: SJ4426791130
OS Grid Coordinates: 344267, 391130
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4140, -2.8399

Location: Blue Bell Lane, Hyton, Knowsley L36 9XJ

Locality: Liverpool
County: Knowsley
Country: England
Postcode: L36 9XJ

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Listing Text

SJ 49 SW
(north side)
5/9 Church of
6/6/51 St. Michael

G.V. II*

Church. South arcade, and chancel C14, tower C14, the top
dated 1664, north aisle and arcade 1815, south aisles 1822;
Case Mausoleum, now vestry, 1681. Stone with stone slate
chancel roof. Nave aisles under hipped roofs, chancel, west
tower and north vestry. Tower has moulded base; diagonal
buttresses with pinnacles at bell stage. West entrance has
continuous mouldings; frieze over has roundels and
quatrefoils with shields; drip mould over; bell stage has
sill course and 3-light louvred bell openings with uncusped
Perpendicular tracery; cornice with gargoyles and embattled
parapet with obelisk pinnacles with iron vanes. South aisle
has embattled parapet and diagonal buttresses; 2-light
windows with uncusped Perpendicular tracery and hood moulds
with foliate stops. Porch similar with elaborate wrought
iron lamp bracket. Rainwater heads are dated. North aisle
similar. Clerestory has embattled parapet and 3-light
windows. Chancel has 3 lights with recessed arched heads to
south, and original south priest's door, with strap hinges
and studs. 5-light east window. Vestry has connecting
passage to north of chancel; cornice, parapet with panelled
pilasters; east entrance, now window, with bolection moulded
architrave, broken segmental pediment with obelisk; south
blind vesica. Interior: 5-bay arcades, double-chamfered
arches on octagonal piers. Roof probably C16 has moulded
principal rafters and purlins, cambered tie beams. Tower
arch has C19 timber screen. Early Norman font, round, with
arcading and heads, rosettes to rim. C15 font, octagonal
with shields in quatrefoils. Charity board dated 1710.
Chancel screen c.1500, removed during Civil War and replaced
with repairs 1663. Octagonal timber pulpit with tracery.
Chancel roof, C17, false hammer-beam roof has tracery
panels, pendants and wind braces. North organ loft.
Reredos has niches with tall canopies. Wrought iron altar
rail, 2 windows to south aisle by Holiday, 1883 and 1885.
Vestry has memorial in architrave with scrolly crest.
Alabaster effigy of priest, John de Winwick, 1359.

Listing NGR: SJ4426791130

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Source: English Heritage

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