CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1294406
Date first listed:
14-Dec-1987
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL, MAIN STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL, MAIN STREET

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

County:
Northamptonshire
District:
South Northamptonshire (District Authority)
Parish:
Bradden
National Grid Reference:
SP 64737 48522

Details

BRADDEN MAIN STREET SP6448 (North side) 12/54 Church of St. Michael

GV II*

Church. C13, C14 and C15, rebuilt 1858 by William White. Coursed squared ironstone with some limestone banding, slate roofs to chancel and porch, copper to nave and aisles. Chancel, nave, north and south aisles, south porch, west tower. 2-bay chancel has 2-light east window with plate tracery, smaller 2-light window to south-east, one-light window to south-west, both with plate tracery and small lancet window to north. Hollow-chamfered priest's door to south. Vestry to north with similar west door and small cinquefoil-headed east window. Chancel has quoins and high stepped chamfered plinth continuing over doors and stone-coped gable with kneelers. Nave has 2-bay clerestory with straight-headed one-light windows with cut spandrels and cinquefoiled lights. North aisle has 2-light east window with Decorated style tracery, a 3-light window to north-east and one-light windows to north-west and west, all with cinquefoil-headed lights. North doorway with raised hollow chamfer and ridged plank door. South aisle has similar windows to those of north aisle except for 2-light Decorated style window to south-west. South doorway has hollow-chamfered jambs, imposts and 6-panel double-leaf doors. South porch has hollow-chamfered doorway, quatrefoil windows east and west, chamfered plinth and stone-coped gable. Clerestory and aisles have overhanging moulded timber eaves with rafters continued as brackets. Moulded sill band to south aisle. 3-stage west tower has C19 Caernarvon-arched west door with one-light cinquefoil-headed window above with deep hollow-chamfered splays, one-light window to south of middle stage with stone louvres and cast-iron clock face above. 2-light bell-openings and battlemented parapet. Windows all have hood moulds except those to clerestory and porch. Interior: chancel has arch-braced collar truss roof. Double-chamfered chancel arch with polygonal responds. Nave has 4-bay arcades with polygonal responds, octagonal piers with moulded bases and capitals and double-chamfered arches, except for west bay of north aisle. The stonework of this bay is limestone and has double-chamfered arch, outer chamfer on polygonal responds and capitals, with solid masonry pier betweeen this bay and next bay east. Pointed trefoil-headed piscina in south aisle. Nave has Perpendicular style roof. Seating incorporates cut-down box pews. C19 stained glass to east and north chancel windows. Coloured glass and patterned leading to heads of most windows. Royal arms painted on tin plate over west door. Charity board over door to tower. (Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, 1973, p.118).

Listing NGR: SP6473748522

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
235073
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Cherry, B, The Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, (1973), 118

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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Date: 01 Jan 2002
Reference: IOE01/05865/13
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