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Description: Church of St Michael
Date Listed: 16 April 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 224347
OS Grid Reference: TG3653820464
OS Grid Coordinates: 636538, 320464
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7300, 1.5019
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BARTON TURF IRSTEAD ROAD
TG 32 SE
3/16 Church of St. Michael
Parish church. C14 west tower, nave and continuous chancel, C15 south nave
aisle. Restored 1839 and, extensively, 1844. Flint with ashlar quoins and
thatched roofs. Porch roof of lead. Unbuttressed 3 stage tower with string
course below belfry. Plinth course at base. 2-light reticulated west window,
cusped square ringing chamber ventilation panels and 2-light Y tracery belfry
windows. Crenellated parapet. Nave and aisle with diagonal corner buttresses,
flat to flanks. 2 storey gabled south porch with circular stair turret to
west. Diagonal buttresses. Moulded entrance arch below ogeed and cusped
statuary niche. Parapet. Wave moulded inner south doorway. Original door
with lock. Porch now unfloored. 2-light reticulated side windows to porch.
2-light square-headed south aisle window, 3-light to east. 2 2-light
reticulated south chancel windows and arched priests' door. Diagonal eastern
buttresses. 3-light renewed reticulated east window. East gable head on brick
kneelers. One 2-light reticulated north chancel window and another now
blocked. Bulge of rood stairs. 2 Perpendicular north nave windows, both of
2 lights, one square-headed, the other under 4-centred arch. Interior. Tall
double chamfered tower arch. C12 rere arches to north and south doors, the
former with re-used chevron fragments. 3 bay C15 south arcade of lozenge
piers with semi-circular responds and plastered brick capitals. Double
chamfered arches. Aumbry in south-east chapel. C16 nave benches with poppy-
heads and some animal arm rests. Octagonal late C14 font : figurative and
animal sculptures against stem; panels of bowl with hand of God, head of Christ
and others. C19 King post nave roof. C19 coupled rafter chancel roof with
one tier moulded purlins. C19 rafter south aisle roof. Remains of painting
of St. Christopher on north nave wall. Early C16 linenfold pulpit against
which is mid C13 stiff leaf bench end with head. Crested dado of screen with
12 apostles painted on 4 panels. Chancel stalls dated 1663 with panelled and
incised backs. Cinquefoiled piscina and plain sedilia in chancel.
Listing NGR: TG3653820464
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