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County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
Tretire with Michaelchurch
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SO 52149 25512



3/130 Church of St Michael


Former parish church. Probably late C11 or early C12 with C13 and C17 alterations, restored in late C19 or early C20. Sandstone rubble and sandstone dressings, rendered bell-turret and stone slate-roofs. Continuous three-bay nave and two-bay chancel, south porch. Nave has small loop to right side of west gable; pyramidical roof to bell-turret; a blocked north door now occupied by a C20 casement of two lights under a 2-centred chamfered arch with a diagonal pattern to the head; a hollow chamfered lancet to the east of the south porch and further east a restored C14 window with two pointed lights and plain tracery in a 2-centred head. Chancel has two small lancets to south wall and one to north wall, like that in south wall of nave, with two taller lancets in its east wall. South porch has side benches of stone. C14 south doorway has a 2-centred head and chamfered jambs; door has C14 ornamental strap hinges. Interior has plastered ceilings with the cased bottom ends of rafters visible indicating four roofing bays to nave and two to chancel; tie-beam separating nave from chancel has vertical boarding above, restored C16 screen below, with three bays to each side of a wide entry, the bottom parts being filled with rectangular panels and the open tops having turned pendants in arches; high quality C19 choir stalls with angels as finials; C13 terracotta painting, mainly ashlar lining, covers much of the chancel walls, north-east window reveals and some of the nave especially in reveals of its south-west window with crosses to either side of east windows; remains of C16 or C17 inscriptions and the Commandments on the north wall of the nave; C17 refitted panelling to east and south walls of chancel; lectern, probably early C19 has three detached wooden columns; Roman altar with cushion capital inscription and stem in blocked north doorway; C12 font has tapered cyclindrical bowl with cross and inter- lace decoration, cylindrical stem and later circular base; C17 communion table, partly restored, in nave; near the font a C14 tapered coffin lid with cross-in-circle motif. A small medieval church graded I for its generally unaltered appearance and extensively surviving scheme of C13 decoration. The church is now in the care of the Redundant Churches Fund. (RCHM Vol I, p 239-40).

Listing NGR: SO5214925512


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Inventory of Herefordshire I South West, (1931), 239-40


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: 20 Dec 2001
Reference: IOE01/07221/16
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Jeff Andrews. Source Historic England Archive
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