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List Entry Summary

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


List entry Number: 1158085



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


District: Cornwall

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Michaelstow

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 17-Dec-1962

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 68555

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MICHAELSTOW MICHAELSTOW SX 07 NE 6/113 Church of St Michael - 17.12.62 GV I

Parish church. Possibly C13 origins enlarged in C15. Restored in 1826, in 1870-1889 by Messrs Hine and Odgers and in 1982. Stone rubble with granite quoins and moulded granite plinth and strings to west tower. Slate roofs, nave and chancel in one. Plan: Nave and chancel possibly with C13 origins with 4 bay north aisle and 5-bay south aisle added in C15. Circa C15 south porch and west tower. Exterior : Unbuttressed west tower of 3 stages with rectangular stair turret on north. Battlemented parapets with crocketted finials surmounted by crosses. Moulded stilted arch to west door. C19 3 light west window and 2-light belfry openings with slate louvres. C19 tracery in south aisle, simple 3-light Perpendicular tracery in chancel window and circa C15 3-light Perpendicular window with cusped heads at east end of north aisle. Piscina on exterior of north wall of chancel. 3 C15 Perpendicular windows in north aisle and blocked 4-centred moulded arch to north door. South porch has 2-centred hollow chamfered arch with sundial of 1684, C15 waggon roof and moulded basket arch of Catacleuse stone with hollow chamfer and carved with floral motifs. Interior : Plaster walls. Unceiled C15 waggon roofs in nave and north and south aisles with carved ribs and wall plate partly restored. Particularly high quality carving in north aisle with evidence of pendants at east end. C19 roof to chancel. 5-bay arcade to south aisle and 4-bay arcade to north aisle with granite type A (Pevsner) piers, moulded bases, moulded 4-centred arches and carved capitals of Caenstone and Polyphant stone. Piscina and credence in chancel, circa C15 font and Royal Arms dated 1727, painted on timber board. Circa C15 bench ends rescued from Church of St Tudius, St Tudy. Other benches 1882. 2 commandment boards dated 1803 and signed Henry Hocken and Wm Symons, Churchwardens. Bell dated 1550. C16 and C17 memorials. Maclean, Sir John Parochial and Family History of the Deanery of Trigg Minor in the County of Cornwall 1879 Pevsner, N and Radcliffe, E The Buildings of England, Cornwall 2nd edition, 1970 Church guide.

Listing NGR: SX0807378868

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Church of St Michael Michaelstow Church Guide
Maclean, J, Parochial and Family History of the Deanery of Trigg Minor in the County of Cornwall, (1879)
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Gloucestershire: The Cotswolds, (1970)

National Grid Reference: SX 08074 78868


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