CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1215248
Date first listed:
14-Mar-1969
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL

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

County:
Worcestershire
District:
Wychavon (District Authority)
Parish:
Elmley Lovett
National Grid Reference:
SO 86552 69673

Details

ELMLEY LOVETT CP ELMLEY LOVETT SO 86 NE 5/43 Church of St Michael 14.3.69 GV II*

Parish church. C14 tower, remainder rebuilt 1839-1840 by John Mills. Ashlar, tile roof. Chancel, nave, west tower. Tower: C14, three stages, recessed octagonal spire, battlemented parapet with three corner pinnacles (north-west pinnacle missing), diagonal buttresses to ground floor, roll moulding to corner above, 1840 additions (single storey) on north and south side of tower provide porches; tall window to second stage (belfry) with semi-circular head; square headed window to first stage; in ground floor west wall a restored window of three lights with trefoiled heads under 2-centred head. Nave: battlemented parapet, diagonal buttresses, four bays divided by stepped buttresses with large lancet windows, each with label. Chancel: two bays to south wall, lancet to east bay, other blank; east wall: three stepped lancets, roundel above inscribed "SUB CRUCE CANDIDA 1840". Interior: chancel arch 2-centred and chamfered; roof: nave: seven bays, chancel two bays, collar trusses. Fittings: late C19 font, C17 altar table, a hatchment and the Royal arms. The church stands in the middle of a deserted medieval village. (VCH 3, p 110; BoE, p 144; H Colvin, 1978, A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600 - 1840, London).

Listing NGR: SO8655269673

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
400332
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Colvin, H M, A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840, (1978)
Doubleday, AH, Page, W, The Victoria History of the County of Worcester, (1913)
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Worcestershire, (1968), 144

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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