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Church of St Michael

A Grade II Listed Building in Skelmersdale, Lancashire

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Latitude: 53.567 / 53°34'1"N

Longitude: -2.7637 / 2°45'49"W

OS Eastings: 349519

OS Northings: 408086

OS Grid: SD495080

Mapcode National: GBR 9W46.G2

Mapcode Global: WH86K.JL5V

Entry Name: Church of St Michael

Listing Date: 19 August 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1073143

English Heritage Legacy ID: 357802

Location: Dalton, West Lancashire, Lancashire, WN8

County: Lancashire

District: West Lancashire

Civil Parish: Dalton

Built-Up Area: Skelmersdale

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Dalton St Michael and All Angels

Church of England Diocese: Liverpool

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Listing Text

SD 40 NE
9/40 Church of St Michael

Church. 1875-7 by T.H. Wyatt. Coursed sandstone rubble with Welsh slate
roof. Comprises a nave, south-west tower with saddleback roof, north and
south transepts, and lower chancel with south vestry and apsidal east
end. The west wall contains 2 lancet windows, and a cusped round window
under the apex. Between the windows is a niche containing a statue of St
Michael and two angels. The tower has angle buttresses and lancet bell
openings which are paired on the east and west sides. Within the gables
are recessed circles with central quatrefoils and pierced surrounds. On
the west side a gabled porch projects slightly and has a moulded pointed
doorway with angle shafts. The north and south walls of the nave each
have 2 paired lancets. On the north side there is a single lancet towards
the east. The transepts each have 2 lancets and a cusped vesica. The
chancel roof is swept downwards over the vestry. The 5-sided apse has
pointed windows. Interior: the nave roof has arch-braced trusses rising
from corbelled wallposts, alternating with scissor-braced principals. At
the crossing there are moulded pointed arches to the transepts and to the
chancel, the inner orders springing from engaged shafts with foiliated
caps. The chancel has a boarded barrel roof. The apse walls are covered
by coloured tiles below window sill level and incorporate double sedilia
under pointed heads and a trefoiled piscina. On the north and south sides
of the chancel pointed arches contain the organ pipes and console. The
font is of quatrefoil plan and has a stem of 4 round columns. The east
windows contain late C19 glass.

Listing NGR: SD4951908086

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