Church Of St Michael

28 Jun 2002
Church Of St Michael, Nene Way, Sutton, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE5 7XB
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5141 SUTTON NENE WAY (south side) Church of St Michael TL 0998 48/559 15.12.55 I GV 2.

Until 1851 the church was chapelry to Castor, confirmed to Peterborough Abbey by Richard I and Henry III.

Small church of C12 origin. Restored 1867-8. Church is built of coursed stone rubble and arches, with a Collyweston stone chancel roof and a lead nave roof. Nave probably rebuilt in early Cl5 but retains early C12 chancel arch. Nave walls raised late C15 with Perpendicular clerestory. Early Cl5 double chamfered north doorway and 3 late C15 north windows with 4 centred arch heads. Early C13 west lancet window in slight projection and gabled bellcote above with arched opening. Chancel rebuilt or enlarged in late C12 and largely rebuilt in 1867-8 with C19 east window with plate tracery.

North wall of chancel has small ogee headed light of C14, and C15 square headed window. Late C12 south aisle of 2 bays with square headed window with 2 ogee headed lights, and south doorway with zigzag and pellet ornament on the soffit of the lintel with shoulder corbels at either end. C13 south chapel, largely rebuilt 1867-8 has small reset lancet in east wall, and in south wall, 2 coupled lancets. East wall has C13 string with dog tooth ornament.

Interior: Norman chancel arch, the capitals have beaded interlace and arch has flat rolls. Two bay south arcade of circa 1200 with double chamfered round arches, circular pier, moulded capital and square abacus with recessed angles. Early C12 south chapel with pointed double chamfered arch and semi octagonal responds.

C19 furnishings. Possibly C14 font with panelled octagonal bowl with octagonal central shaft surrounded by 8 smaller shafts. Recumbent lion sculpture, probably Norman, possibly from a portal.

VCH Northants Vol II RCHM (1) page 750

Listing NGR: TL0952398728


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