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Church of St Michael, Longhoughton

Description: Church of St Michael

Grade: II
Date Listed: 31 December 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 237016

OS Grid Reference: NU2485317398
OS Grid Coordinates: 424853, 617398
Latitude/Longitude: 55.4498, -1.6086

Location: Longhoughton, Northumberland NE66 3LB

Locality: Longhoughton
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: NE66 3LB

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Listing Text


16/125 Church of
St. Michael

Parish Church. 1746, remodelled with extension of nave one bay to east and
addition of chancel and vestry 1849 by F.J. Francis. Tooled-and-margined
ashlar with smooth ashlar dressings; synthetic stone slate roof. Five-bay
aisleless nave with chancel and south vestry. 1746 building Classical,
remodelled in Romanesque style.

Nave has moulded plinth and sill bands, impost bands on side walls and shafted
angle pilasters. West end has central boarded door, with studded margin and
ornate C-hinges, under round arch of 4 moulded orders; 3 orders of jamb shafts
with carved capitals. World War I memorial tablet on right of door. 2
windows above, with double-shafted jambs, and wheel window under round-arched
bellcote with finial cross. Side walls of nave have windows with double-
shafted jambs carrying moulded inner orders and C18 pilasters carrrying outer
order with zigzag. Eaves cornice on corbels, carved on north but unfinished
on south. Coincident joints in plinth and bands mark the 1849 extension.
Chancel has chamfered plinth, moulded sill string and shafted angles. East
end has three equal-height windows, with double-shafted jambs, and trefoiled
round window above. Lower vestry on south shows two-light south window and
moulded boiler-room door on east. On north of chancel a moulded priest's
door, and window with foliage-carved caps to jamb shafts. Coped gables on
moulded kneelers; finial crosses.

Interior plastered. Moulded chancel arch on detached shafts with carved bases,
shaft rings and foliage-carved caps. All windows have shafted inner jambs
with carved caps. Carved cornice in chancel. Nave has collar-beam roof with
braces on moulded stone corbels; scissor-brace chancel roof. Ornate C19
Romanesque font.

Monuments. Charles, second Earl Grey d.1845, in nave (originally in chancel);
white marble table tomb with inlaid brass foliate cross and enamelled shields,
designed by John Francis and carved by J. Bedford. On south of sanctuary
carved Grey arms in cusped panel are part of former canopy to this monument.
C17 Grey ledger stones in sanctuary.

Listing NGR: NU2485317398

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Source: English Heritage

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