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Church of St Michael, Great Wolford

Description: Church of St Michael

Grade: II
Date Listed: 9 April 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 305983

OS Grid Reference: SP2502734586
OS Grid Coordinates: 425027, 234586
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0091, -1.6368

Location: The Green, Great Wolford, Warwickshire CV36 5NQ

Locality: Great Wolford
Local Authority: Stratford-on-Avon District Council
County: Warwickshire
Country: England
Postcode: CV36 5NQ

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Listing Text

5/48 Church of St. Michael


Church. Completely rebuilt 1833. Restored 1885. Limestone ashlar with slate
roof. Chancel, nave and west tower. Short chancel of one bay with moulded
plinth, clasped buttresses with polygonal pinnacles, moulded eaves cornice and
coped parapet with cross at apex of east gable. To east a window in C15 style of
4 cusped lights and tracery. Hood mould with carved head lables. Moulded string
course directly below window. To south a vestry with square-headed window to
east and doorway with 4-centred arch to south. Window and door have hood mould
with labels. To north a stone lean-to shed with C20 tile roof. North plank door
with 2 rectangular lights to right. Nave of 5 bays with moulded plinth, offset
buttresses, moulded eaves cornice and coped parapet. To north and south five
windows in late C13 style, each of 2 cusped, pointed, lights and Y-tracery in
chamfered surround. Hood moulds with carved foliage and carved-head labels. To
west wall of nave a blind window in C13 style of 2 lights and Y-tracery. West
tower of 4 stages with moulded plinth, moulded string course to second and third
stages, and offset buttresses rising to fourth stage. Moulded eaves cornice with
coped parapet above. Tall octagonal spire with ribbed angle and moulded finial.
To west a doorway with chamfered surround and hood mould with carved head
labels. Plank door. To north and south a lancet with hood mould and carved head
labels. To left of south window a doorway with hood mould and carved head
labels. To south of second stage, below a moulded weather-course, a window in
C15 style of 3 cusped lights and tracery. Hood mould with carved labels. To
west, south and north of third stage a rectangular light. To bell-chamber stage
4 windows in C13 style, each of 2 lights and Y-tracery. Hood moulds with carved
head labels. One tier of lucarnes with 2 cusped lights. Interior: C19
low-pitched roofs, that to nave with braces and carved spandrels. To south wall
of chancel a marble wall table to Aston Ingram who died 1711. To north wall of
chancel a marble wall table to Hastings Ingram and Ann, his wife. This tablet is
probably late C17 or early C18, and is surmounted by a crest. Two C19 tablets in
east wall. In south wall of nave a tablet, inscribed in Latin to Hastings
Ingram, who died in 1665. Above west door a tablet to Barbara Ingram, who died
in 1745. C19 polygonal stone font with carved panels.
(V.C.H.: Warwickshire, Vol.5, p.217; Buildings of England: Warwickshire, p.300).

Listing NGR: SP2502734586

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Source: English Heritage

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