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Church of Saint Michael and All Angels, Downholme

Description: Church of Saint Michael and All Angels

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 4 February 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 321898

OS Grid Reference: SE1106898334
OS Grid Coordinates: 411068, 498334
Latitude/Longitude: 54.3804, -1.8311

Location: A6108, Downholme, North Yorkshire DL11 6AE

Locality: Downholme
Local Authority: Richmondshire District Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: DL11 6AE

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Listing Text

SE 19 NW
(west side)
4/13 Church of Saint Michael
and All Angels

Church. C12, C13, C14, C15 with C19 restorations. Rubble with ashlar
dressings, artificial slate roof. Nave with north aisle and south porch,
chancel with north aisle. Porch: probably 1811. Round-arched opening with
ashlar voussoirs, imposts and keystone. Shaped kneelers, ashlar coping with
gable cross. Inside, medieval grave cover with a stepped cross with foliate
head and shears. Nave: c.1180. 3 bays. South doorway: Romanesque, with
one chevroned order. Round-arched window of 1811 with imposts and keystone
with 2 segmental-arched lights and roundel in tympanum. Tall C15
rectangular window, probably for rood gallery. Corbel table with
modillions. Gable parapets. Corniced bellcote at west end. Gable cross at
east end. West end nave: diagonal buttress to right. Lancet window with
C14 Decorated tracery, and C19 label with heads. West end north aisle: C19
2-light Early English-style window. North aisle: C13. C15 square window in
chamfered surround; stepped buttress; 2-light window with trefoiled heads
and trefoil above in plate tracery, label with heads; stepped buttress;
blocked north doorway with pointed arch, imposts and chamfered label.
Chancel: early C14. 2 bays. Shouldered lintel to priest's doorway. 2 C19
2-light windows in Decorated-style with labels with heads. Corbel table
with modillions. Gable parapet to east, with C19 Gothic chimney at apex.
Chancel east end: stepped buttresses. C14 3-light window with reticulated
tracery. Interior: early C13 nave arcade of 2 plain orders on circular
piers on tall bases with hollow-moulded capitals. C13 chancel arch of 2
chamfered orders with nailhead ornament on abaci of mutilated capitals.
Arch to north chapel slightly chamfered with broach stops. Piscina with
pointed arch. Two corbels for images flanking east window. C12 octagonal
font with cable moulding around rim and with C19 Perpendicular-style
armorial shields around bowl, on C19 stem. 2 hatchments of Hutton family.
George III coat of arms. Vcll i, pp. 230-1.

Listing NGR: SE1106898334

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Source: English Heritage

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