Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1074318

Date first listed: 24-Nov-1965

Statutory Address: CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL


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Statutory Address: CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL

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

County: Leicestershire

District: North West Leicestershire (District Authority)

Parish: Stretton en le Field

National Grid Reference: SK 30398 11923


STRETTON-EN-LE-FIELD SK 31 SW 4/90 Church of St. Michael 24.11.65 II* Church C14 and C15, altered C17. Rubble stone and ashlar. Tower, nave, N aisle and chancel. Buttresses or diagonal buttresses with many set-offs overall. 2 stage C14/15 tower with Perp W window, W arch to nave, 1 light bell-openings and battlements. Recessed spire rebuilt in 1889 (date plaque in churchyard). Nave C15 parapetted, all windows altered in C17 by substitution of central mullion for tracery. S porch, possibly C17. Clerestory of 5 square-headed 2-light mullions, possibly C16. Roof of re-used C15 or C16 timbers finely moulded with carved central grotesques. 3 bay N arcade of diamond piers with arches dying into them. N aisle of C14/15 with windows lowered or blocked and roof, once gabled now lean-to. N doorway with Tudor arch, now blocked. Fragments of tomb recess and pinnacles under 3-light window. Chancel of C15 with battlements and E pinnacles, possibly C19. On S wall an altered window. Perp E window of 5-light and panel tracery, otherwise blocked windows and doorway. Chancel roof with tie beams and clasped principal rafters. Flat beam between nave and chancel and C19 strength ening arch. C18 chancel rail with turned balusters and complete set of C18 box pews. Font of c1662, though partly made-up. Incised slab to cleric of 1500. Double incised slab raised up against blocked N door. Floor of square brick tiles. Leaded light glazing, diamond in clerestory, possibly C16, otherwise square and possibly C17. An interesting example of a church altered in C17 with fittings of C18. Pevsner.

Listing NGR: SK3039811923


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Legacy System number: 187982

Legacy System: LBS


Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Leicestershire and Rutland, (1960)

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