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East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
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SE 79649 29978


SE 72 NE EASTRINGTON HIGH STREET (north side, off)

10/10 Church of St Michael 16.12.66 GV I Church. Cll or C12 in origin, with most of remaining fabric of C13, C14 and C15, ie Decorated aisles and chancel chapels, Perpendicular tower, clerestory, and east window. Limestone ashlar, lead roof. West tower with clasping aisles, 3-bay nave with aisles, 3-bay chancel with chapels, clerestories to nave and chancel. West end: 4-stage tower with stepped diagonal buttresses flanked by lean-to aisles. Chamfered plinth. Pointed west doorway of 3 moulded orders with hoodmould. 3-light Perpendicular window with hoodmould and headstops and 3 illegible coats of arms above. 2-light window with 4-centred arch to third stage of south facade, 2-light pointed Perpendicular belfry openings to fourth stage of each facade. Gargoyles, embattled parapet and 4 crocketed pinnacles. All windows except those to tower are square-headed. South side: 3-light cinque-cusped window to tower aisle. Porch to second bay with pointed doorway of 3 moulded orders with illegible coats of arms above. Porch contains Norman frieze depicting 8 animals. Third bay: 5-light Decorated window. Chancel chapel: priest's door with 4-light Decorated window left and 3-light Decorated window right. Embattled parapet to whole length of aisle and chapel. Clerestory: 3-light cusped Perpendicular windows and embattled parapet with pinnacles. -North side: 3-light cinque-cusped window to tower aisle. Pointed doorway of 3 moulded orders with hoodmould and coat of arms above. To right: 5-light cusped Perpendicular window. North chapel: 3-light windows with reticulated tracery. Embattled parapet to whole length of aisle and chapel. Clerestory: 3-light Perpendicular windows and embattled parapet with pinnacles. East end: 3-light Perpendicular window to chancel with south chapel wall rebuilt in brick and 3-light window with reticulated tracery to right. Interior: chancel shows evidence for Norman windows in north and south walls at east end. North arcade of chancel largely rebuilt in 1632 with a square central pier and timber framing, but with original eastern arch with sunk quadrant moulding on a round eastern respond. South arcade of chancel is double chamfered. Ogee-arched aumbries to side chapels. Very tall double-chamfered chancel arch. Nave: complex arcading. North arcade: double-chamfered arches on octagonal piers except for east respond which has a filleted demi-shaft. Nailhead hoodmoulds with 2 reused Norman head stops. South arcade: eastern arch has sunk quadrant moulding, western arches are double chamfered. Eastern pier has 4 filleted demi- shafts, western pier is octagonal. C17 carved wooden font cover. Royal Arms of 1737 above tower arch. Monuments: two C15 defaced alabaster effigies of a knight and lady, clearly not a pair, and not on original bases. Pevsner N, Yorkshire, York and The East Riding, 1972.

Listing NGR: SE7965029978


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Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Yorkshire - York and the East Riding, (1972)


This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 14 Sep 2005
Reference: IOE01/14397/25
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