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Description: Church of St Michael
Date Listed: 30 May 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 307000
OS Grid Reference: SP3880057714
OS Grid Coordinates: 438800, 257714
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2163, -1.4335
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BISHOPS ITCHINGTON STATION ROAD
SP35NE (West side)
5/5 Church of St. Michael
Church. Rebuilt 1872. Designed by Ewan Christian. Regular coursed blue lias with
plinth, limestone dressings, alternating quoins and moulded cornices. Tile roofs
have ridge cresting and coped gable parapets with decorated cross finials; tower
has slate pyramid roof. Chancel, nave, north aisle and vestry, west tower and
south porch. Gothic Revival style, with reticulated tracery. One-bay chancel,
3-bay nave. 3-light east window. 4-light straight-headed south window. Buttress
of 2 offsets between chancel and nave, and between vestry and aisle. Porch has
doorway of 2 chamfered orders. Small ogee east and west lancets. South doorway
inside of 2 chamfered orders. Plank door. 2-light straight-headed south east
window. 4-light central and 2-light windows. Vestry has 2-light east window.
Shouldered north doorway. Aisle has 3-light north-east and 2-light central
windows. Remainder hidden by late C20 parish room. 3-light west window. Tower of
2 stages has string course, moulded cornice and moulded parapet. 2-storey first
stage. Chamfered west doorway of 2 orders. 2-light west window. Slit window to
all sides. South side has clock face. Top stage has traceried 2-light bell
openings. Gargoyles. Arches have hood moulds and lias outer arches throughout.
Interior: simple Early English style, with plastered walls. Arches of 2 orders
throughout. Chancel has segmental pointed arch to organ chamber. Chancel arch on
colonnettes with fluted corbels. Arcade has round piers and moulded octagonal
capitals. Responds have round capitals on corbels. Scissor braced roofs
throughout; chancel and nave have collars. Fittings: reredos of marble, mosaic
and encaustic tiles. Font. Early C20 Perpendicular style screen and attached
pulpit. Stained glass: east window and aisle central window probably 1870s;
chancel south window 1882.
(V.C.H.: Warwickshire, Vol.6, p,123; Buildings of England: Warwickshire, p.2141,
Listing NGR: SP3883057737
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Source: English Heritage
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