CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL AND ALL ANGELS

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1356436
Date first listed:
01-Nov-1966
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL AND ALL ANGELS, WAR HILL

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL AND ALL ANGELS, WAR HILL

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

District:
Tameside (Metropolitan Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SJ 99431 95293

Details

SJ 99 NE LONGDENDALE WAR HILL

4/86 Church of St. Michael and 1.11.66 All Angels

G.V. II*

Church. C15, the tower of c.1486. The interior, vestry and clerestory by Shellard 1854. Hammer-dressed stone with ashlar clerestory and graduated stone slate roof. Nave with aisles, aisle chapels, south porch and west tower. Chancel and north vestry. Perpendicular style. 6 bay aisle (and chapel) with porch in bay 2. Weathered plinth and castellated parapet. Each bay has a weathered buttress and stepped 3-light window with cusped head and dripmould which is terminated in carved heads. The porch has a 4-centred arch opening, angled buttresses and castellation. 6-bay clerestory with windows of a similar design. 4-stage tower with angled weathered buttresses, stone bands,castellated parapet and crocketed corner finials. 3-light west window with Perpendicular tracery, clock face above and 2-light belfry openings. Stair turret in one corner. 2-bay chancel with 5-light transomed Perpendicular-style east window and vestry to north. Interior: nave arcade on octagonal columns with moulded heads. Braced tie-beam nave roof and arch- braced chancel trusses which are supported on enriched corbels. High Victorian alabaster pulpit by H. Hems (1885). Former painted reredos above chancel arch. Chandelier (1755). Stained glass. Barrel-shaped stone font.Monuments: 2 early C15 recumbent stone effigies in Staveleigh chapel (south). Reginald Bretland (1703), semi-reclining figure on supporting plinth with latin text. Also inscribed slab to John Pycton, rector (1517) - defaced and no longer visible. A well positioned church which retains much of its Medieval character externally and dominates the skyline for miles around.

Listing NGR: SJ9943195293

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
212546
Legacy System:
LBS

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: 27 Jun 2007
Reference: IOE01/16583/17
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