This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
BARTON-LE-STREET MAIN STREET SE 77 SW (east side, off) 6/3 Church of St Michael 25.1.54 GV II
Church. 1871 incorporating many C12 features of earlier building on same site. By Perkins and Sons of Leeds with organ case by Temple Moore.
Sandstone ashlar, Westmorland slate roof. 4-bay nave with north porch and south organ chamber, 2-bay chancel. Moulded plinth and continuous moulded sill broken by flat buttresses with roll-moulded angles and billet decoration to window heads throughout. West end: 2 round-headed windows with nook shafts, with oculus above. Corbel table supports double-arched bellcote. South side: round-arched windows with nook shafts beneath corbel table. 3 orders to north door of porch, with carved jambs with some very worn original Norman blocks, one to right depicting 2 angels, and scrolls and beakhead to left. Victorian nook shafts and capitals. Arch: Norman inner order with chevrons, largely Victorian middle order and Norman outer frieze depicting mythical beasts and Christ in majesty. Inside porch: reset sections of Norman corbel table. North door: carved jambs retaining some Norman blocks depicting Sagittarius, a man, a beast, knots, a bird, a reaper, Samson and the lion. Victorian nook shafts and capitals. Inner arch with scroll work, outer arch with heads, a lion and some scrolls.
Above doorway several carved slabs, one with 3 Magi approaching the Virgin, another with the Virgin and Child and 2 angels, another with 3 male figures.
North side: round-arched windows with nook shafts. Round-arched west doorway to organ chamber. East end: 3 round-arched windows with round window above. Interior: scrollwork to sill band includes some original blocks. Original triple responds with richly-carved capitals to chancel arch and original responds to archway to organ chamber. Stretches of original corbel table reset in chancel. Organ case in Gothic style.
Pevsner N, Yorkshire: The North Riding, 1966.
Listing NGR: SE7212974228
© Mr David H. Garbutt. Source: Historic England Archive
This photograph was taken for the Images of England project
People & Organisations
Photographer: Garbutt, David H.
Rights Holder: Garbutt, David H.
Ashlar, Lake District Slate, Sandstone, Medieval Building, Unassigned, Church, Religious Ritual And Funerary, Place Of Worship
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