Description: Church of St Michael
Date Listed: 21 September 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 237642
OS Grid Reference: NU0173321851
OS Grid Coordinates: 401733, 621851
Latitude/Longitude: 55.4905, -1.9741
NU 02 SW ILDERTON ILDERTON
13/66 Church of St. Michael
Parish church. Tower partly C13. The rest late C18, slightly Gothicized
late C19. Older parts dressed stone, the rest ashlar. Scottish slate roof.
Tower, nave, chancel and north vestry.
Tower: C13, 1-light west window with cusped head. Broad offset angle
buttresses. Round-arched south doorway under pent roof, and battlemented
upper section with simple arched bell openings, added C18.
3-bay nave with plinth, sill band and pointed-arched windows in raised surrounds
with impost blocks. Thin Victorian wooden tracery. North wall blank.
l-bay chancel with polygonal apse. Late Victorian Decorated east window.
Gabled roof to nave with kneelers and splayed coping.
Interior: Nave floor is on much higher level than tower, hence the low but
steeply-pointed tower arch with chamfers and plain imposts.
Round chancel arch with moulded keystone.
Small font dated 1727 with slender, elaborately-decorated shaft and cherubs'
heads on bowl.
C14 grave cover in floor of tower.
History of Northumberland: Vol. VII.
Listing NGR: NU0173321851
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