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Newark and Sherwood (District Authority)
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SK 69848 46625


HOVERINGHAM GONALSTON LANE SK 64 NE (south side) 4/69 Church of St. Michael II Parish church. C12 tympanum, rebuilt 1865 by William Knight of Nottingham. Red brick with some yellow brick and ashlar dressings. Concrete pantile and plain tile roofs with coped gable to nave and turret. Single ridge cross to turret. Dogtooth eaves band. Nave with west turret, north porch, south vestry and chancel. Buttressed and set on a chamfered plinth. Gabled turret with arch containing bell. The arched west window has 4 arched and cusped lights with plate tracery, flanked by single slim columns with dogtooth hood mould over. Either side are single round tie plates. Above is a single oval recessed blind panel with dogtooth hood mould. Gabled half timbered porch with single decorative iron ridge cross and open wooden traceried panels. The inner doorway has C12 arched tympanum over, decorated with St. Michael, 2 dragons, the Agnus Dei, and further figures and beasts. To the left of the porch are 3 arched windows each with 2 arched lights, plate tracery and dogtooth hood mould. The north chancel wall has a single arched and cusped light with plate tracery and dogtooth hood mould. The canted east end has a single similar window in each wall. The south chancel wall has a single similar window. The east wall of the vestry has a pointed arched doorway with plank door and dogtooth hood mould. The south vestry wall has a single arched light with dogtooth hood mould. The south nave has 4 windows each with 2 arched lights, plate tracery and dogtooth hood mould. Interior. Double chamfered chancel arch with polychromatic brick work and dogtooth hood mould. The inner chamfer supported on acanthus decorated capitals in turn supported on single corbels with carved human head under. All the windows are flanked by single slim columns and have dogtooth hood moulds, with similar hood moulds over the doorways. C12 font, the base decorated with zigzag and standing on C19 plinth. Remaining furniture C19. There is a c.1403 alabaster monument to Sir Robert Goushill and his wife Elizabeth Fitzalan. The sides of the tomb are decorated with shields set into quatrefoil panels, it is surmounted by an effigy of a Knight in armour and lying behind an effigy of a Lady. In the north wall is the remains of a C14 coffin lid decorated with a stylised cross.

Listing NGR: SK6984846625


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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 Sep 2004
Reference: IOE01/13397/02
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