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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: 1212619



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


District: Milton Keynes

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Lavendon

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 17-Nov-1966

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 397102

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2/56 Church of St.Michael


- I

Parish church. Anglo-Saxon, C12 and later, restored 1851, tower 1829-8. Rubble stone with dressings some in brown Northants ironstone. Lead roof, with battlemented parapets to tower, N & S aisles and porches, tiled C19 roof to chancel with stone coped E. gable with cross finial. Tall unbuttressed tower of 4 stages, the lower 3 Saxon with some herring bone stonework and narrow arched windows. Top stage probably C14 with 2 light traceried belfry windows.Exterior shows C13 lancets in chancel, C14 windows to E. end of aisle. C15 windows and both porches. Interior: nave of 3 bays with Transitional Norman arches with round piers and square capitals, those to S. arcade with grotesque heads on the angles. S. arches are surrounded by chevron fretting, the N. arches are plain with small hood mould. C15 clerestorey with 3 windows each side, and over the tower arch is a deeply recessed Norman window. Some Saxon stonework has been exposed over N. arcade. Both aisles are carried east beyond the chancel arch to lower small chapels, that on the S. now filled by a C19 organ. Nave and aisles have C15 timber roofs. Chancel C13 restored C19 with piscina and linage bracket to RH of altar. Font: C15 octagonal with traceried panelling Pulpit: C17. Monuments in chancel include a bold stone cartouche with oval bolection panel of polished black marble to Catherine wife of Thomas Newton 1680, 2 small brasses one of which is to Jas.Newton of "Ye in Ward Temple." 1690, and CB wall monument to members of Newton family. In the vestry is a small alabaster figure found on the site of Lavendon Abbey. RCHM II p 161 MON 1

Listing NGR: SP9160653648

Selected Sources

An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in Buckinghamshire Volume Two North, (1913)

National Grid Reference: SP 91609 53650


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