CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1167585
Date first listed:
17-Mar-1987
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL, B4228

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL, B4228

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

District:
County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Walford
National Grid Reference:
SO 58622 20424

Details

SO 52 SE; 4/69

WALFORD CP, B 4228 (west side), Church of St Michael

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Church. C13 with some C12 remains and C14 and C15 additions. Restored 1887. Sandstone rubble with stone slate roofs. Comprises a nave with north aisle and lower chancel, a north chapel under a pitched roof, north and south porches and a north tower.

The west wall contains a C13 lancet aisle window and a restored window under a pointed head with trefoil. To each side of the south porch there is a lancet window. The gabled porch is C15 and has a moulded pointed outer arch. The north aisle is lit by a C19 lancet window, partly within a dormer, to the east of the porch. The porch is late C14, with a moulded pointed outer arch. The inner doorway is early C16, with a Tudor arch. The south wall of the chancel is of three bays and has windows each of a single cinquefoiled ogee light. The east window is C15, of three trefoiled lights under a pointed head with Perpendicular tracery. The east window of the north chapel is similar. In the north wall of the chapel is a lancet window. The two lower stages of the three-stage tower are late C13. The upper stage appears to be C14. It has angle buttresses to the lower stage, and an embattled parapet. The north doorway is chamfered with pointed head. The bell openings are chamfered lancets.

INTERIOR: north arcade is of four bays with pointed arches chamfered in two orders springing from round columns with moulded capitals and bases. Two of the capitals are carved with stiff-leaf decoration. The nave roof, partly restored in C19, has scissor-braced rafters with a moulded longitudinal plate attached at their intersection, and three cambered tie beams. The chancel arch is pointed and chamfered in two orders and springs from responds which are semicircular with a fillet. To the north of the arch is a doorway, formerly to a rood loft. The three-bay arcade between the chancel and the north chapel has pointed arches chamfered in two orders springing from round columns with moulded capitals and bases. The chancel has a scissor-braced rafter roof. In the north wall of the chance is a recess with trefoiled head. The communion rails have turned balusters of early C18 type. The C15 font is octagonal, with carved tracery decoration and moulded and carved base. Attached to the east and south walls of the chancel are elaborate late C17 and early C18 wall tablets.

Listing NGR: SO5862220424

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
155481
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Inventory of Herefordshire I South West, (1931), 196

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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Date: 09 Sep 2001
Reference: IOE01/02896/27
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Gary Were. Source Historic England Archive
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