CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1176157
Date first listed:
21-Mar-1968
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL, EDGTON

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL, EDGTON

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

District:
Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Edgton
National Grid Reference:
SO 38647 85732

Details

EDGTON C.P. EDGTON SO 38 NE 1/125 Church of St. Michael 21.3.68 GV II

Chapel-of-ease, now parish church. Early C13, largely rebuilt 1895-6. Roughly coursed limestone rubble with angle quoins and regularly coursed and dressed sandstone to west wall; machine tile roof has ornamental cresting and coped verges on carved stone kneelers. Nave and chancel in one with west bellcote; north-east vestry. South side has broad C19 lancets to left and right with small C13 lancet (possibly reset) to right of centre. North side has 2 low broad pointed windows, right in position of infilled doorway. C13 single-chamfered pointed west doorway with imposts and hoodmould has contemporary lancet above. Restored nail-studded plank door with internal strap hinges is probably C17. Late C19 gabled bellcote has twin pointed openings housing bells. Late C19 two-light Decorated-style east window. Lean-to vestry has broad lancet on east side. Interior: collar beam roof (c.1895) in 6 bays. High box pews incorporate reused C17 panelling with a variety of motifs including vines, acorns and floral and geometric patterns. Two superscribed texts to pew backs on south side: "REPENT . AND . BELIEVE . THE . GOSPEL . MB . 1631" and "(P) OSSESSE . YOUR . SOULES . WITH . PATIENCE . AGAINST . THIS . WICKED WO(RLD)" and one on north side "POWRE . OUT . YOUR . PRAYERS. WITH . REVERENCE . TO THE LORD". H-hinges to some of pew ends. Plain circular font of indeterminate but probably early medieval date on C19 moulded plinth. Jacobean chair to north of altar and C19 wall cupboard to south-east corner of chancel. Other fittings and furnishings,including pulpit and choir stalls, 1895/6 or later. Monuments: wall memorial to north of altar to Thomas Bird of Brunslow (died 1664) and his wife, Alice, erected by their grandson, Thomas: fluted Ionic columns with carved volutes and segmental pediment broken by cartouche; cherub's head below inscription. C18 hatchment directly above and another to right. C18 grave slabs (probably formerly on floor) fixed to splays of C13 south lancet and to nave walls. Two plain early C19 wall memorials in nave, north side. Originally a chapelry of Clun, Edgton became a separate parish in 1812. B.O.E. p. 126; D.H.S. Cranage, The Churches of Shropshire, Part 5 (1901) pp. 396-7; appendix p. 991.

Listing NGR: SO3864785732

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
257629
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Cranage, DHS , The Churches of Shrewsbury, (1901), 396-7,991
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Shropshire, (1958)

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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