Description: Church of St Michael and All Angels
Date Listed: 2 February 1990
English Heritage Building ID: 332542
OS Grid Reference: SE4645089952
OS Grid Coordinates: 446450, 489952
Latitude/Longitude: 54.3031, -1.2877
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COWESBY MAIN STREET
(NORTH SIDE, OFF)
9/15 CHURCH OF ST. MICHAEL
AND ALL ANGELS
Church. 1846. By A Salvin for the widow and children of George Lloyd of
Cowesby Hall, and in his memory. Rock-faced stone, graduated stone slate roof.
3-Bay nave with south porch separated by 2-stage tower from 1-bay chancel. In
Norman style. chamfered plinth, moulded cill band, eaves band, ashlar coping
and cross finials to gables, quoined round-arched windows, doorways with moulded
round arches on columns with scalloped cushion capitals. Nave: west window has
columns with scalloped cushion capitals; inside gabled porch is board inner door
with decorative iron hinges. Tower: louvred 2-light belfry openings to north
and south, 2 single lights to west and east; corbelled pyramidal roof with
lucarnes and weather vane. Chancel: east end has paired windows and oculus
above with moulded surround; vestry under separate gabled roof has octagonal
stack and outshut. Interior: attached columns with scalloped cushion capitals;
head-corbels support principal rafter roof trusses with curved braces to collars
and chamfered butt purlins. C17 altar rail has balusters of interlaced spirals,
solid gate posts and broad, chamfered, hand rail. Round-arched commandment
tablets flanking east window; board door to vestry. The building is on the site
of a Saxon and a C13 church. Salvin had earlier (1832) designed Cowesby Hall
for George Lloyd (replaced 1949).
W. Grainge, The Vale of Mowbray: a historical and topographical account of
Thirsk and its Neighbourhood (1859), pp. 283,286.
N. Pevsner, Buildings of England, The North Riding.
Listing NGR: SE4645089952
Source: English Heritage
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