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Description: Church of St Michael
Date Listed: 8 July 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 221527
OS Grid Reference: TF6741712027
OS Grid Coordinates: 567417, 312027
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6801, 0.4751
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TF 61 SE WORMEGAY SAXON WAY
2/53 Church of St Michael
Parish church. Late C14 west tower, continuous nave and chancel of C13 origin,
the former rebuilt 1893 by C H Loht of London, the latter completely altered.
Carstone, some sandstone and ashlar dressings. Plain tiled roof. 3 stage tower,
but outwardly of 2 stages. Diagonal buttresses to second stage have carved shields
within quatrefoils on plinths. 2-light 4-centred west window of Perpendicular
tracery. Relief carving above of Crucifixion of medieval date. String course below
2-light segmental pointed belfry windows. Restored crenellated parapet. Polygonal
stair tower to south-west added 1896. One buttress to nave and chancel south side.
Arched south door and 5 C19 windows : paired lancet, single lancet, 2-light square
headed and 2 2-light Perpendicular chancel windows. 3-light east window C15 with
supermullions and stepped transoms. North side of church with same fenestration as
south, a blocked door to chancel and a diagonal buttress at west end. Interior. Tall
double chamfered tower arch. Late C14 octagonal font, the bowl decorated with shields
within quatrefoils. Roof of moulded arched braces alternately dropping to corbels
at wall plate or to wall posts with capitals and bases. Moulded collars carry
braces to principals and ridge piece. Ashlaring, wind-bracing and 2 tiers moulded
butt purlins. Main arched brace at original division of nave and chancel is trefoiled
each side. Medieval tomb slab with foliated latin cross in chancel. To right and
left of each window an ogeed cusped and sub-cusped niche within square surround
of late C14. Substantial remains of paint including painted lierne vaults.
Listing NGR: TF6741712027
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Source: English Heritage
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