Description: Church of St Michael and All Saints and Adjoining Stone Wall to West Side of Churchyard
Date Listed: 18 April 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 333669
OS Grid Reference: SE4304106536
OS Grid Coordinates: 443041, 406536
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5537, -1.3518
SE40NW GREAT HOUGHTON CHURCH SWEEP,
3/41 Church of St. Michael
and All Saints and
adjoining stone wall
to west side of
listed as 'Parish
Church , no dedication')
Presbyterian chapel now church. c1650, C20 addition. Reputedly for
Sir Edward Rhodes of Great Houghton Hall. Ashlar sandstone, weathered
and part rendered; C20 tile roof. Nave and chancel in one, west porch,
C20 flat-roofed addition to north-east corner. Single-storey, 5 bays
(internal). Chamfered plinth, large quoins. All windows with double-
chamfered surrounds to 3 round-headed lights with transom, plain
leaded glass. Continuous dripmould, cavetto-moulded oversailing course
beneath parapet with round-headed merlons which are grouped to form
central feature on side walls and rise in crow-steps at each gable.
West entrance front: low matching porch has C20 door in quoined surround
with moulded impost linked to hoodmould over 2-piece arched lintel.
Main gable has ashlar bellcote with moulded plinth and shaped gabled
head. North front: blocked doorway to left of centre preserves remains
of a cross-boarded door set within surround as west porch. To right
two 3-light windows, to left a matching window reset in return wall of
C20 addition. South front: a 3-light window to nave and to chancel, to
left a blocked matching doorway. East window set beneath heraldic
emblem of helm and mantling in recessed panel.
Interior: exposed roof has 5 C17 king-post trusses with raking struts
and braces to ridge. 2 rows of Cl7 box pews with carved upper panels
and acorn knob finials. Carved, octagonal C17 pulpit with sounding
board. Perimeter wall to west end of churchyard: approximately 30 metre
length of stone wall adjoining west porch; triangular coping built-up
in 2 courses, included for group value.
Passed out of non-conformist use in C19 to become chapel of ease to
N. Pevsner, B.O.E., plate 16A, (photo taken before C20 addition).
C. Stell, 'Great Houghton Chapel', Archaeological Journal, vol 137,
Listing NGR: SE4304106536
Source: English Heritage
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