CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1108926
Date first listed:
08-Jul-1966
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL, CHURCH LANE

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL, CHURCH LANE

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

County:
Derbyshire
District:
Bolsover (District Authority)
Parish:
Pleasley
National Grid Reference:
SK 50428 64572

Details

This List entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 02/01/2017

SK 56 SW, 11/138

PARISH OF PLEASLEY, CHURCH LANE (West Side)

Church of St Michael

(Formerly listed as located in Church Street)

08.07.66

II*

Parish church. C12, C13, C14 and C19. Coursed squared sandstone with sandstone dressings. Welsh slate roofs, stone coped gables and moulded kneelers. West tower, nave with south porch, and chancel with north vestry. The tower has a moulded plinth and diagonal buttresses with three set-offs. Two unequal stages. To the south three small slits light the staircase. Rectangular louvred opening with chamfered surround. To the west is a blocked four-centred arched doorway and a four-centred arched 3-light window of three cusped lancets and with a concave surround. The lower stage is blind on the north side. Bell stage separated by moulded string course. Two-light bell-openings on all sides have cusped lights and a low cusped arch rising from the apexes of the lower lights. Pair of gargoyles to north and south. Battlements and four crocketted pinnacles. The north side of the nave has three heavy buttresses linked by a chamfered string course. Two plain lancets with hoodmoulds. Blocked lancet-shaped doorway. C20 vestry block not of special interest. The east wall of the chancel has a 2-light window with Y-tracery. Hoodmould. South elevation of the chancel of two bays, with two heavy buttresses with between them a tomb recess which has a chamfered coping and blocked segmental arch with hoodmould. C19 2-light window above with bar tracery. To the left a 2-light window with cusped tracery and a priests doorway with moulded arch and hoodmould with C19 foliage stops. The nave has a taller buttress with two set-offs, then a 2-light window with Y-tracery, hoodmould and headstops. Broad gabled porch with stone slate roof. Broad entrance with chamfered depressed pointed arch, impost slabs and hoodmould. Pair of C20 doors. To the left of the porch is a C19 plain lancet, a buttress with two set-offs, and a window with Y-tracery and hoodmould on head-stops. Further buttress with two set-offs.

INTERIOR: C12 chancel arch with double billet frieze on the label and two roll mouldings in the arch. C12 font with figures carved in relief. Chamfered tower arch, the inner chamfered order on corbels. C19 roofs. The C19 chancel south window is internally shafted and panelled to form a sedilia. Mid-Victorian stained glass in the east window. C19 reading desk with earlier carved panel incorporated, possibly of European origin. Jacobean style pulpit from Derby cathedral. Wooden eagle lectern. Second font (under the tower); plain octagonal bowl with carved underside, dated 1662.

Listing NGR: SK5042864572

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
79307
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 09 Apr 2005
Reference: IOE01/13559/28
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