CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1368625
Date first listed:
24-Nov-1966
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL, CHURCH ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL, CHURCH ROAD

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

County:
Oxfordshire
District:
Vale of White Horse (District Authority)
Parish:
Blewbury
National Grid Reference:
SU 53146 85917

Details

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 30/08/2012

SU5385 16/22 24/11/66

BLEWBURY CHURCH ROAD (North-east side) Church of St. Michael

(Formerly listed under Church Street)

GV I

Church. C11 nave and sanctuary; C12 chancel, central tower and transepts; C13 south aisle; C14 north aisle, and Lady Chapel to south; C15 west tower, reduction of central tower, and north and south porches; C19 rebuilding of north porch and restoration of south porch, nave roof of c.1875. Stone and flint mixture; stone ashlar to tower; old plain-tile roofs to Lady Chapel and chancel; C20 plain-tile roofs to Lady Chapel and chancel; C20 plain-tile roof to nave; lead roof to north aisle; roofs of south aisle and tower not visible. 2-bay chancel, crossing, 2-bay north transept, 3-bay Lady Chapel, 5-bay nave and south aisle, 2-bay north aisle, and west tower. Wood porch to centre of south aisle with shallow gabled roof. Ribbed and studded door to 4-centre arched doorway with foliate decoration to spandrels. 3-light panel tracery windows to left and right of aisle: Lancet to left of Lady Chapel. 2-light reticulated tracery windows to centre and right of Lady Chapel Y-tracery window to west end of south aisle. 3-light reticulated tracery window to east end of Lady Chapel. 3-light reticulated tracery window to east end of chancel, with round window above. North side: C19 flint porch with stone dressings to right of aisle. Ribbed and studded door to 4-centre arched doorway with carved spandrels and having hood mould. Worn carving above ends of hood moulds; image niche above doorway with C19 carving of St. Michael, 2-light stone mullion window to left of aisle with cusped lights and hood mould. Lancet to west end of aisle. Lancet to north end of transept. 3-light reticulated tracery window to east side of transept. Lancet to left of chancel. 2-light reticulated tracery window to right of chancel. Romanesque lancet to right of nave. Tower: 3-stages. 4-light panel tracery window to west face of first stage. 2-light panel tracery window to west face of second stage. 2-light panel tracery louvred openings to each face of third stage. Open quatrefoil stone balustrade to roof with cusped finials to corners. Interior: rib-vault to chancel, and to central tower crossing, on corbels. ciq piscina and sedilia to right of chancel. C15 choir stalls. C15 screen between chancel and Lady Chapel. North transept: arch-braced collar truss roof; C15 rood loft door with blind Perpendicular tracery; re-sited altar stone with-area of C14 encaustic tiles forming surround. Lady Chapel: 3-bay crown-post roof; trefoil-headed piscina to right. Nave: 7-bay C19 arch-braced collar-truss roof with curved windbraces; C15 octagonal stone font with quatrefoil panels to each side of bowl. North arcade: two-centred arches. South arcade: 5 two-centred arches, internal reveals on half-columns. Perpendicular lean-to roofs to north and south aisles. (Buildings of England: Berkshire: 1975, p90-91; St, Michael's Church, Blewbury: Church guide book undated)

Listing NGR: SU5314685916

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
249883
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
St Michaels Blewbury Church Guide
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Berkshire, (1975), 90-1

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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