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Watford (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
TQ 10157 96331


TQ 19 NW 4/24 5259

DURBAN ROAD Church of St Michael


1911-13 and 1926 by F B Bond. Free Gothic of C16 type. Flint with Bath stone dressings and slate roofs. Long nave and aisles with lean-to western narthex porch, 1911-13. Crossing tower, chancel north-east chapel and south transept/organ loft 1926. Flint fading not applied to tower and transept yet. Elaborate west front with stone bands and dressings. Main west window broad 2-centred arch with 5-light traceried window with traceried stone outer panels. Large stone mullions marking central 3 lights carried up to coped gable. Square corner buttresses to which spring stone flying buttresses, one diagonally from angle of narthex and aisle and one parallel to west front. Narthex with crenellated parapet and projected centre with big moulded arch and 3 stone framed niches above, central one at apex of coped gable. Three-sided projection at south-west corner for baptistery. Six bay nave with 3-light aisle windows and paired clerestory windows, square heads, cusped. Chamfered nave piers, moulded arches above die into piers. Arched braced ceiled roof springing from corbels over piers and at apex of arches. Transverse aisle arches. Stone rear arches to aisle and clerestory windows. Wide moulded tower arches with west rood beam. Apsidal east end to north-east chapel and two 3-light north windows. Chancel east end traceried with glazing to vesica shaped light only. Large organ gallery to south side, later C19 wooden Gothic organ front. Large wooden Gothic altar and reredos carved, with painted panels.

Listing NGR: TQ1015796331


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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: 01 Jan 2007
Reference: IOE01/16077/04
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Anthony Sidell. Source Historic England Archive
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