THE CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1138674
Date first listed:
20-Jan-1975
Statutory Address:
THE CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL, NARROW LANE

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Location

Statutory Address:
THE CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL, NARROW LANE

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

District:
Cheshire East (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Crewe Green
National Grid Reference:
SJ 72693 55360

Details

SJ 75 NW CREWE C.P. NARROW LANE (Crewe Green) 2/32 The Church of St.Michael 20.1.75 GV II* Parish church, 1857-9 (Pevsner) by G G Scott. Red brick with blue brick features and tile roof. 4-bay nave and apsidal chancel. Weathered and beaded sandstone plinth, walls with diaper work and blue brick bands. Two-light nave windows with shaft mullions, trefoil heads and quatrefoils in window head flanked by shafts with foliated caps. Inter-window buttresses with poppyhead capped nook shafts. Large gabled south porch with shafts to quoins and entrance and internal three shaft arcade with centre window both sides. Oak door with elaborate strap hinges. Round inset panel of Christ blessing, in porch gable apex. Chancel shaft-arcaded with trefoil headed single light stained glass windows in alternate arches. Moulded sill band, flat bands of decorated tiles at shaft cap level and below moulded corbel table at eaves. Corner buttresses, north west corner of nave, support partly corbelled, bartizan-like, octagonal bell turret with stone roof. Nave west gable has rose window flanked and surmounted by round Holy Family and angel inset panels. Plain bevelled, lead lined, eaves gutter cornice, gable copings with gablet kneelers and crested ridge with gable cross finials. Interior: White brick walls with bands of red up to polychrome window arches, diaper work above. Hexagonal piers to chancel arch flanked by single marble shafts with rings and foliated caps. Stone pulpit with marble angle shafts and foliated cornice. Carved oak choir stalls with poppyheads. Last Supper and linenfold panelled revedos. Linenfold wall panelling to chancel up to window height with matching chair. Cantelevered oak organ case. Marble shafts with foliated caps flank all chancel windows and shafts form the mullions of the nave two light windows. Ornate brass lectern. Stone carved baptismal font with lamb, lion, angel, and bird motifs and oak cover. Scissor braced, rafter roof to chancel, and apse; boarded above rafters. The nave roof has a mansard profile with rafters changing pitch at purlin level and again boarded on their upper surface. There are three arch braced trusses supported by carved stone corbels.

Listing NGR: SJ7269355360

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
56676
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Hubbard, E, The Buildings of England: Cheshire, (1971)

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: 16 May 2006
Reference: IOE01/14736/07
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Graham R. Heasman. Source Historic England Archive
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