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Church of St Michael the Archangel, Kirkby Malham

Description: Church of St Michael the Archangel

Grade: I
Date Listed: 20 February 1958
English Heritage Building ID: 324227

OS Grid Reference: SD8940360997
OS Grid Coordinates: 389403, 460997
Latitude/Longitude: 54.0448, -2.1633

Location: Main Street, Kirkby Malham, North Yorkshire BD23 4BS

Locality: Kirkby Malham
Local Authority: Craven District Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: BD23 4BS

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Listing Text

SD 86 SE
6/2 Church of St Michael the
Parish Church, late C15, restored 1879 to 81. Squared millstone grit, lead roof
to side aisles, slate roof to nave and chancel, stone slate roof to hearse house.
Two-bay chancel, four-bay nave, north and south aisles with side chapels. South
porch, north hearse house, west tower. East wall of chancel has a five-light window
of 1879 and hoodmould; set back buttresses. South aisle has buttresses and three-
light windows with round heads and hoodmoulds ending in grotesques. Parapet with
break marking junction with side chapel (Lambert Chapel) which has an entrance at
the west end with a pointed arch and hoodmould. East wall of Lambert Chapel has
a three-light window and hoodmould and a similar window in the west wall of the
south aisle. North aisle has buttresses, and two-light windows. Blocked entrance
with pointed arch between two west bays and a circa 1850 hearse house between the
two east bays of the north chapel (of St John the Baptist). East wall of Chapel
has window with three lights and hoodmould. West wall of north aisle has two-light
window and hoodmould. South clerestory has three-light windows with round heads,
hoodmoulds and grotesque stops. Parapet is embattled over three west bays of nave
and parapet drops between nave and chancel. Nave windows of north clerestory have
two lights, hoodmoulds and grotesque stops; similar windows to chancel but without
hoods. The parapet is embattled above three west bays of the nave and drops slightly
over west light of chancel. Two stage tower with diagonal buttresses. Ground floor
west window of 1879 has three lights and hoodmould. South side has trefoil headed
niche above level of clerestory and panel inscribed E:IR. Clock face on east and
west sides. Belfry opening on each side has three lights, breaking into four
trefoil headed lights and continuous hoodmould. Embattled parapet. Interior: nave
and chancel has C15 king post roof on late C19 stone corbels. Roof of north and
south aisles have wind braces decorated with flower heads, but are heavily restored.
First three pillars on north and south arcades have trefoil headed niches on west
side which vary in their treatment. Two piscinae in south aisle mark the position
of former chapels. Some C17 and early C18 box pews in part of north aisle, with
reused parts of similar pews elsewhere. C11 font in baptistry with two bands of
zigzag moulding on C19 base. Three bells in tower dated 1601, 1617, and 1785.

Listing NGR: SD8940060997

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Source: English Heritage

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