Description: Church of St Michael
Date Listed: 5 September 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 226864
OS Grid Reference: TM3876894117
OS Grid Coordinates: 638768, 294117
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4927, 1.5158
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STOCKTON CHURCH ROAD
TM 39 SE
7/87 Church of St. Michael
Parish church. C12 with C14 and C15 additions and fenestration. Flint,
partly rendered over, with limestone dressings; brick porch. Thatched roof
over nave and chancel, porch plain tiled. West tower, nave, chancel, south
porch, north vestry. C12 round west tower, rendered over. Single-light bell
openings with plain chamfered stone surrounds. Sound openings on north and
south, round with pierced wooden infill panels. 2-light west window of
plastered brick, much repaired, with quatrefoil top light under a semi-
circular arch and drip. Castellated brick parapet; lead covered spirelet
on tower roof. Elaborate roll-moulded corbel and re-used kneeler supporting
gable parapet at south-west corner of nave. Single lancer to west of porch.
C16 south porch with diagonal buttresses and superimposed C17 shaped gable;
single light east and west windows. Nave fenestration C14 and C15, a 3-light
Perpendicular window central in the south wall flanked by staged brick
buttresses. Chancel wall of brick and salvaged stone with two restored 2-
light Perpendicular windows with a plain priests doorway between. Slim
pilaster buttress at east end. Short staged diagonal buttresses to east
gable; gable parapet on moulded eaves corbels. 3-light Perpendicular east
window. In the north wall between nave and chancel, a panel of C18 brickwork
with diaper patterning. C19 vestry on north side of nave with external
chimney stack on north gable capped off. Single light east and west windows
with cusped heads. Good roof, continuous over nave and chancel, of arch-
braced principal rafters, wall posts and ashlar pieces on brattished cornice.
C17 communion rails with turned balusters and newels, pendant bosses between
balusters. Some C15 poppy-head bench ends. North and south windows contain
many fragments of medieval glass including two figures in south side of
chancel. Two panels of black-letter text in reveals of north-west window.
C14 font, octagonal shaft and bowl on two square steps; the bowl has four
winged figures, deeply undercut, alternating with twin ogee-headed panels.
C17 font cover with carved frieze and crocketted ribs.
Listing NGR: TM3876894117
Source: English Heritage
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