CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL AND ALL ANGELS

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1138795
Date first listed:
05-Dec-1986
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL AND ALL ANGELS

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL AND ALL ANGELS

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

District:
Cheshire East (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Middlewich
National Grid Reference:
SJ 70390 66250

Details

MIDDLEWICH C.P. HIGH TOWN SJ 76 NW 2/30 Church of St Michael and All Angels

GV II*

Church, largely circa 1500 with a little C12 work inside and heavily restored by Joseph Clarke 1857-60. Red sandstone with low-pitched roofs. North-west tower, aisled nave with south porch, chancel with chapels continuing from nave aisles. Crenellated 3-stage tower has diagonal buttresses, west window to vestry with intersecting tracery and panel-work, clock faces to west and east and 2-light bellringer's chamber window to north and south, paired 2-light bell-openings under single ogee hoodmoulds, quatrefoil band below parapet. 4-light panel-traceried aisle and chapel windows, north door with square-topped 4-light window above, 2-storey south porch with 3-light window over doorway, 3-light clerestorey windows. Canted west end to south aisle and east end to south chapel. 2 panel-traceried 4-light windows to east end of south chapel, reticulated east window to chancel flanked by 1-light window to each side, 5-light panel-traceried window and basket-arched doorway in east end of north chapel. Crenellation with crocketed pinnacles above buttresses. Interior: Nave of 4 full and 1 narrow bays;the narrow bay is at east end with late Norman pier and chancel respond in each arcade, the other bays are Perpendicular with octagonal piers and double-chamfered arches. Camber-beamed, panelled oak roof with carved bosses. Oak trusses to south chapel roof. Chancel arch has continuous moulding and no capitals. Chancel arcades have 2 4-centred arches south and 2 probably earlier arches north. North chapel has 1 basket-arched truss on carved-head corbels. C16/C17 screen to chapels, restored, with small carvings; screen overthrows now in tower vestry, one inscribed ANNO DNI 1632: Peter Venables, the other, from Kinderton (north) Chapel has many painted heraldic panels. Continental east window glass, 1860; late C19/early C20 memorial glass, stalls and 1 carved misericord in chancel (north side).

Listing NGR: SJ7039066250

Legacy

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Legacy System number:
56361
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.

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