Description: Church of St Michael
Date Listed: 25 January 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 328959
OS Grid Reference: SE7212974228
OS Grid Coordinates: 472129, 474228
Latitude/Longitude: 54.1588, -0.8969
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BARTON-LE-STREET MAIN STREET
SE 77 SW
(east side, off)
6/3 Church of St Michael
Church. 1871 incorporating many C12 features of earlier building on same
site. By Perkins and Sons of Leeds with organ case by Temple Moore.
Sandstone ashlar, Westmorland slate roof. 4-bay nave with north porch and
south organ chamber, 2-bay chancel. Moulded plinth and continuous moulded
sill broken by flat buttresses with roll-moulded angles and billet
decoration to window heads throughout. West end: 2 round-headed windows
with nook shafts, with oculus above. Corbel table supports double-arched
bellcote. South side: round-arched windows with nook shafts beneath corbel
table. 3 orders to north door of porch, with carved jambs with some very
worn original Norman blocks, one to right depicting 2 angels, and scrolls
and beakhead to left. Victorian nook shafts and capitals. Arch: Norman
inner order with chevrons, largely Victorian middle order and Norman outer
frieze depicting mythical beasts and Christ in majesty. Inside porch: reset
sections of Norman corbel table. North door: carved jambs retaining some
Norman blocks depicting Sagittarius, a man, a beast, knots, a bird, a
reaper, Samson and the lion. Victorian nook shafts and capitals. Inner
arch with scroll work, outer arch with heads, a lion and some scrolls.
Above doorway several carved slabs, one with 3 Magi approaching the Virgin,
another with the Virgin and Child and 2 angels, another with 3 male figures.
North side: round-arched windows with nook shafts. Round-arched west
doorway to organ chamber. East end: 3 round-arched windows with round
window above. Interior: scrollwork to sill band includes some original
blocks. Original triple responds with richly-carved capitals to chancel
arch and original responds to archway to organ chamber. Stretches of
original corbel table reset in chancel. Organ case in Gothic style.
Pevsner N, Yorkshire: The North Riding, 1966.
Listing NGR: SE7212974228
Source: English Heritage
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