Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1150343

Date first listed: 15-Mar-1966



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County: North Yorkshire

District: Harrogate (District Authority)

Parish: Copgrove

National Grid Reference: SE 34639 63243


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SE 36 SW COPGROVE WATH LANE (north side)

3/13 Church of St Michael


- II*

Church. C12 and C18, restored 1889 for the Rev Henry Kinnear and 1896-97 - for the Bridgemans of Copgrove Hall (qv). Limestone rubble with ashlar dressings, graduated stone slate roof. Quoins; deep ashlar plinth to nave. 3-bay nave with west bellcote and a timber-framed porch to bay 1; 2-bay chancel with vestry on north. Board door to nave; nave north and south windows are pointed, of 2 lights and have Perpendicular style tracery, 1896. Narrow C12 round-arched window to chancel, right, 2-light Decorated window with hoodmould to left. Square-headed east window of 3 cusped lights. Ashlar gable copings; bellcote with one bell in an open segmental arch surmounted by a moulded pediment. A stone forming a quoin of the vestry was originally in the north chancel wall. It is carved with a T-shape (?Thor's hammer) and a figure with sword and shield, possibly pre- Christian. Interior: the rebates to the east window are plastered and retain red painted lines in imitation of ashlar, and painted scrolls. Norman chancel arch with imposts carved with chevron and dogtooth motifs, the left restored. C17 and C18 box-pews reused to line nave walls; the medieval altar stone rediscovered at the late C19 restoration; a brass inscription near the south door is dated 1637. Board painted with the Royal Arms of Queen Anne over those of Charles II. Many fine late C18-C19 wall memorials to the Duncombe family of Copgrove Hall. The church belonged to the Knights Hospitallers in the C13, and from 1535 to c1634 the living belonged to the Wyse family. The church is thought to have had a tower and short steeple, removed in the late C17 when the bellcote was added. In the C18 the nave windows were round-headed, they were rebuilt in Gothic style in 1896-97. At the same time the roof was renewed, the eaves being raised considerably; the pulpit, choir stalls and pews were altered at that time, and the floor lowered. The vestry and porch were also added.

Listing NGR: SE3463963243


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