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County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SO 36570 67202



9/73 Church of St Michael



Parish church. Possibly C16, re-built, apart from west tower, in 1890-1 by H Curzon. Sandstone rubble with limestone dressings. Timber-framed porch. Tiled and shingled roofs. West tower, four-bay nave, two-bay chancel and south porch. Tower is possibly C16 with late C19 roof and bell-stage. Rubble lower part has single central loop set high up on each side except the east. Clock faces on west and south sides above loops. Tablet on south wall to four men of parish who fell in The Great War. West window has a pair of chamfered late C19 lancets. C19 roof is hipped to bell chamber which has shingled sides, central louvred bell-opening to each side and shingled broach spire. North elevation of nave has three windows, a pair of trefoil-headed lights to the left and right and a single trefoiled-headed light to the left of centre. Weathered buttress to right of centre. Dressed quoins and two flush dressed stone bands, one at cill, the other at springing level of window heads. At the left side is a buttress incorporating a stack rising to a tiled gablet with an octagonal stone shaft. Cresting to roof. Chancel has a pair of 2-light trefoil- headed windows with trefoiled tracery to both north and south sides. East window has three lights. The outer two are trefoil-headed. The arch is two-centred with a plain label. Eastern verge with gable cross. Cresting to roof. South elevation of nave has a pair of trefoil-headed lights to the right and two single trefoil-headed lights, one to the centre and one to left. Weathered buttress to extreme right has dressed quoins and gable with recessed trefoil. South porch is oak and timber-framed on stone plinth. Scalloped bargeboard. Ogeed angle struts to collar. Shingled gable front with cross. Returns have two rows of panels, the top rows partly open. The roof is single framed and tiled. South door- way has moulded two-centred head with label running into a string confined by the porch. Interior has wagon roof to nave with one cambered and chamfered tie-beam, perhaps C17. Chancel roof has trussed rafters with curly V-struts from collar. Chancel has a trefoil-headed piscina. On the north wall is a square headed aumbry and a stone tablet for John Downes, died 1687, with scrolled margins, putto-head, segmental pediment and achievement. Communion table, probably C17, within a later table. Harmonium is late C19 by Bell Piano & Organ Co Limited, Guelph, Ontario, Canada, with "mouse proof" pedals. Chancel arch is two-centred with label running into strings. Nave has heavily constructed oak pews, probably C18 with moulded backs and ends. Upper parts of walls have plank posts and rails producing a timber-framed effect. C13 font has octagonal bowl and stem. Circa 1900 brass ewer in form of tapered cylinder with hinged lid and large spout. (BoE, p 233; RCHM, Vol III, p 136).

Listing NGR: SO3657067202


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Books and journals
Inventory of Herefordshire III North West, (1934), 136
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Herefordshire, (1963), 233


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: 23 Mar 2007
Reference: IOE01/16351/22
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Richard Summers. Source Historic England Archive
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