Description: Church of St Michael
Date Listed: 4 October 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 224699
OS Grid Reference: TG2595939716
OS Grid Coordinates: 625959, 339716
Latitude/Longitude: 52.9073, 1.3588
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TG 23 NE SIDESTRAND
4/37 Church of St.Michael
Parish church. Medieval fabric moved inland in 1880 to present site.
Flint with stone dressings. Lead roofs. West tower, nave, chancel, north
vestry, south porch. Embattled round tower of three stages, the top two
stages being octagonal; built in 1881 as a copy of the medieval tower
which has subsequently fallen into the sea. Nave of 2 bays; to the south
2 2-light Perpendicular windows; to the north one 3-light and one 2-light
Perpendicular window. C19 vestry to first bay. Chancel of 2 bays with
one C19 Y-tracery window and one C19 2 light window with a triangular
head to the south; to the north a restored Y-tracery window. C19 east
window of 3 lights. Porch to first nave bay has single cusped lights
to east and west. Doorway with polygonal shafts, abaci and bases;
chamfered arch; outer continuous order; hood mould. Restored nave doorway
with continuous chamfer merging into arch with rolls. Niche over with
statue of angel with chalice. Interior. Piscina in south nave wall.
Ogee-arched piscina, drop-seat sedilia in chancel. C15 octagonal font.
Stone cross in south east nave wall with 'Orate p aia Willi Atte wod'
inscribed. Jacobean panelling of 1911 in chancel. Royal arms of George
IV after Irish Union. War memorial using Renaissance niche bought in
antique shop and adapted by Seely and Paget. East window designed by
Henry Holiday and made by Powell (Whitefriars Glass works) in 1880's.
Listing NGR: TG2595939716
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