Church of St Michael, Kirklington-cum-Upsland
Description: Church of St Michael
Date Listed: 22 August 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 332658
OS Grid Reference: SE3186781042
OS Grid Coordinates: 431867, 481042
Latitude/Longitude: 54.2241, -1.5127
Location: Whitecross Hill, Kirklington, North Yorkshire DL8 2NJ
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KIRKLINGTON HOWGRAVE ROAD
SE 38 SW
6/27 Church of St Michael
(formerly listed as Church
22.8.66 of St Michael the Archangel)
Church. Early C13, C14 and C15 with C19 restoration. Rubblestone, coursed
squared stone and ashlar, Welsh slate roofs. West tower, nave with north
and south aisles and C19 south and north porches. Chancel with south and
north vestry. West tower: Perpendicular, tall 4 stages. Offset diagonal
buttresses and full-height stair tower to south corner which rises above
parapet with sloping roof. 2 middle stages have small rectangular chamfered
openings to south. Belfry has flat-headed mullion and transom 2-light
opening, with cusped heads to lights, to each side. Projecting embattled
parapet. 3-light west window has pointed arch with hoodmould and
rectilinear tracery. North side of tower has a clock face to third stage.
Nave: early C14, 3 bays. To west of south aisle a gabled porch with offset
diagonal buttresses, pointed-arched doorway with panel door and hoodmould.
North porch similar, inner doorways have pointed-arched surrounds with thin
shafts of the early C14. Aisles have offset diagonal buttresses to the
east, bays are divided by offset angle buttresses. South aisle has 2
pointed-arched cusped Y-traceried windows with hoodmoulds. North aisle:
central window similar to those in south aisle. East window of north aisle
with flowing tracery. Clerestory: 3 flat-headed 2-light cusped windows,
coped parapet and bell turret to east gable. Chancel: early C13 with later
alterations. 3 bays. Offset diagonal buttresses to east, bays divided by
offset angle buttresses. South side: to left a C19 vestry with hipped roof.
To right two C14 windows with pointed arches, cusped Y-tracery and
hoodmoulds. East window: Perpendicular, 5 lights with pointed arch,
hoodmould and rectilinear tracery. North side of chancel has gabled vestry
to east with flat-headed C19 2-light windows with hoodmould and rectilinear
tracery. To west a cusped Y-traceried, pointed-arched window with
hoodmould. To central bay of chancel a blocked early C13 pointed-arched
priests door with hoodmould flanked by early C13 lancets. To right is a 2-
light cusped Y-traceried, pointed-arched C14 window with hoodmould. Stone
coped gables throughout. Interior: 4-bay north and south arcades with
double-chamfered pointed arches on octagonal piers with moulded capitals;
hoodmoulds with headstops including 3 grimacing heads and one of 2 animals
entwined round a human face. Chancel arch similar to arcades but with
corbelled capitals. Font: C19 but on circular base of C14. Pulpit: of
reset C16 or early C17 carved woodwork on six thickly turned legs. C19
Decorated style timber rood screen. Fragments of medieval and C17 glass in
lancet north vestry window. Monuments in south aisle: 2 late C14 effigies
beneath canopied recesses, one of a Knight in armour, the other of a lady;
thought to be Elizabeth de Musters and her husband John de Wandesford. To
east of these is the tomb of Sir Christopher Wandesford 1590, a recumbant
effigy on a high tomb chest decorated with coats of arms. Behind is a big
cartouche with obelisk finials, above this is his achievement.
Listing NGR: SE3186981040
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