CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL AND ALL ANGELS

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1367730
Date first listed:
21-Aug-1989
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL AND ALL ANGELS, LOWER END

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL AND ALL ANGELS, LOWER END

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

County:
Oxfordshire
District:
West Oxfordshire (District Authority)
Parish:
Leafield
National Grid Reference:
SP 31860 15336

Details

LEAFIELD LOWER END SP3115 (South side) 9/65 Church of St. Michael and All Angels GV II*

Church. Circa 1858, tower not completed until 1874; tower rebuilt in shorter form early C20. By Sir George Gilbert Scott. Squared coursed stone; imitation stone tile roofs, except stone spire, 4-bay aisled nave, central tower, and chancel. Gothic Revival style. South side: stone gabled porch to left of centre of south aisle with 2-centred archway on columns, and 2-centred doorway on columns with plank door, having decorative wrought-iron hinges. Paired lancets to north and south aisles with quatrefoils above, forming cross-gables. 3-light stone mullion windows to clerestory. 2 lancets to side-chapel to south, and to organ chamber to north. Triple lancet with Rose window above to east end of chancel. West end: lancets to ends of aisles. Central 2-centre arched doorway with gabled canopy surround on shafts. 2 lancets to nave with Rose window above. Central tower has square base, octagonal second stage with 2-light Plate-tracery louvred openings and broach spire with hipped lanterns to cardinal sides. Interior: arch-braced roof to chancel. Painted inscriptions on sheet metal to walls of chancel and over nave arcades. Encaustic tile floor to chancel, and frescoed fleur-de-lys pattern behind altar. Wood panelled roof to crossing with decorative painting to ribs and panels. C19 choir stalls. 2-centre arches to chancel, nave, side chapel, and organ. Nave arcades of 4 two-centred arches on round piers. C19 pulpit, pews and font. (Buildings of England: Oxfordshire: 1979, p682; The Works of Sir Gilbert Scott, D. Cole: Architectural Press: 1980)

Listing NGR: SP3186015336

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
253622
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Cole, D, The Work of Sir Gilbert Scott, (1980)
Pevsner, N, Sherwood, J , The Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, (1974), 682

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: 16 Jul 2001
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