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Parish Church of St Michael

A Grade II Listed Building in Grimsargh, Lancashire

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Latitude: 53.7991 / 53°47'56"N

Longitude: -2.6356 / 2°38'7"W

OS Eastings: 358235

OS Northings: 433835

OS Grid: SD582338

Mapcode National: GBR BS1H.6V

Mapcode Global: WH96L.HR6W

Entry Name: Parish Church of St Michael

Listing Date: 11 November 1966

Last Amended: 13 January 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1361661

English Heritage Legacy ID: 185934

Location: Grimsargh, Preston, Lancashire, PR2

County: Lancashire

District: Preston

Civil Parish: Grimsargh

Built-Up Area: Grimsargh

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Grimsargh St Michael

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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Listing Text


8/87 Parish Church of
St. Michael


Church, 1868-9, by Paley and Austin (Pevsner). Snecked sandstone, slate
roofs. West tower, nave, north aisle under parallel roof, chancel.
Simple Decorated style. Three-stage tower with south-east stair turret,
angle buttresses, battlements and pyramidal roof, has 3-light belfry
louvres with moulded surrounds and hoodmoulds, and a stone spout
projecting from the centre of the string course below the battlements on
each side. Five-bay buttressed nave has a sill-band carried round the
buttresses, windows of 2 cusped lights each, gabled porch to 2nd bay.
Lower single-bay chancel in matching style has traceried east window of 3
lights under a hoodmould with figured stops. North aisle has
square-headed windows of 2 cusped lights each, a vestry at the east end
with a doorway on the north side and 2 cusped windows in the east gable;
this and the aisle have one gargoyle each. Interior: 5-bay aisle arcade
of octagonal columns with moulded capitals supporting moulded 2-centred
arches; similarly moulded chancel arch with carved angels beneath the
capitals; wagon roof supported by short wallposts rising from foliated
corbels; chancel with moulded arched door to vestry and 2 sedilia with
cusped trefoil heads.

Listing NGR: SD5823533835

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