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Description: Church of St Michael and All Angels
Date Listed: 17 April 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 282069
OS Grid Reference: TM4951088008
OS Grid Coordinates: 649510, 288008
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4331, 1.6691
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TM 48 NE
2/40 Church of St. Michael &
- All Angels
Parish church, now disused. Medieval. Nave, chancel, west tower, south
porch. Flint rubble with some remains of plaster to nave; stone dressings.
Thatched roof. Circular tower, C12 or earlier: C19 lancet west window and
evidence for blocked lancet windows higher up; Y-traceried bell-chamber
openings to each quarter; red brick parapet with gargoyles at the foot. C12
nave, probably heightened in early C14: the north and south walls each have
one Y-traceried window and one 2-light Perpendicular window. Early C14 south
nave doorway with moulded arch; simpler north doorway. Early C18 red brick
porch. Early C14 chancel: to the south there are 3 Y-traceried windows and a
Priest's doorway, and to the north 2 similar windows; 3-light east window with
intersecting tracery. Most of the windows are largely original. Interior.
Both nave and chancel have coupled rafter roofs with boarded ceilings. In the
south west nave is the niche of a banner stave locker. There are piscinas in
the north and south chancel; that to the south has a cusped ogee arch and a
little tracery above, and is set in the east jamb of a window, the sill of
which is dropped to form a sedilia. C15 octagonal font, the bowl panels
carved with angels bearing chields, alternating with flower motfifs; 4 lions
against the stem. Early C17 pulpit with backboard, on a later base.
Listing NGR: TM4951088008
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Source: English Heritage
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