CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1061695

Date first listed: 07-Dec-1966

Statutory Address: CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL, CHURCH HILL

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Location

Statutory Address: CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL, CHURCH HILL

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Leicestershire

District: Harborough (District Authority)

Parish: Cranoe

National Grid Reference: SP7615395305

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Details

SP 79 NE CRANOE CHURCH HILL (West Side)

4/2 Church of St. Michael

7.12.66

GV II*

Parish Church. Almost entirely rebuilt by J.G. Bland of Market Harborough in 1849, retaining the C13 and C14 tower. Coursed ironstone rubble with ashlar dressings. Plain tiled roofs. West tower, nave and chancel. Tower is built into sloping ground, of three stages, the lowest apparently C13 of ironstone and limestone squared rubble. Small western lancet. Paired foiled lights to bell chamber. Embattled parapet. Buttressed nave, with plinth and sill course. Windows of 2 and 3 foiled lights in Decorated style. Large south porch, buttressed and with coped gable, the outer arch shafted and hollow chamfered, and Perpendicular style lights in east and west walls. Embattled parapets to nave, the embattling continuing over the steep east gable. Ridge cresting. Decorated windows in buttressed chancel 2 and 3-lights to south, 3 to east. Plain parapet, decorative tiles and ridge cresting. Inside a wide nave with chamfered west tower arch on Victorian corbels. Interior of south door has Perpendicular style stilted arch. King post roof with long raking braces from angel corbels. Shafted and hollow chamfered chancel arch flanked by commandment boards. Small chancel, only the altar raised above the general floor level. Encaustic tiles. C13 font, a rough round basin. Stained glass : all windows have small angel figures in upper lights. The east window is a memorial to a member of the Brudenall family of 1846 by Powell; a lacy pattern with geometric design incorporating heraldic emblems and a central panel depicting the deposition from the cross. South east window of nave is a memorial to a Count of Cardigan who died in 1868 and although the colour is garish, the detail, the Good Samaritan story, is delicate and mediaeval in feel. Nave north east window of 1875, the rich colours and mannered style owing much to the Preraphaelite movement.

Listing NGR: SP7615395305

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Legacy System number: 190777

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