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Description: Church of St Michael at Plea
Date Listed: 26 February 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 229450
OS Grid Reference: TG2323508742
OS Grid Coordinates: 623235, 308742
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6305, 1.2973
TG 2308 NW REDWELL STREET
26.2.54. Church of St. Michael-
Former parish church now redundant. C15 flint with stone and brick
dressings. Lead roofs. West tower, nave and chancel. North and south
transepts, south chancel chapel. South porch. 3 stage tower with diagonal
buttresses. 3-light C19 Perpendicular west window with pointed arch. 2-
light belfry window. Square sound hole on east face. 1827 clockface on
south. Crenellated parapet with corner pinnacles. 4 bay nave. Stone
quatrefoil plinth band. 4 3-light Perpendicular windows with 2-centre
arches. 2 storeyed south porch:- outer doorway with attached shafts and
2-centre arch with dripmould. Badly worn spandrels, the left-hand one
showing St. Michael with the dragon. Statue niches each side of the door
with ogee heads and finial. Flushwork band above doorway. 3 first-floor
openings with square heads beneath continuous dripmould. The 2 outer
windows with cusped ogee tracery and the central statue niche with a C19
statue. C20 parapet. Good carved timber door to church with an outer
border of quatrefoils and 4 inner panels with complex blind tracery.
South transept and chancel chapel continuous with 3 and 4-light Perpendicular
windows. The south and east walls of the chapel are rendered. East wall of
chancel rendered with 3-light Perpendicular window. Arch-braced roof to
nave with longitudinal braces and angels at ridge-level. Corner wall monu-
ment with an inscription to Jaques de Hern on the left panel and incised
family group on right panel.
Listing NGR: TG2323508742
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Source: English Heritage
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