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North East Lincolnshire (Unitary Authority)
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TA 24139 09020



TA2409SW GREAT COATES ROAD, Little Coates 699-1/20/103 (East side) 06/06/51 Church of St Michael


Church. C14-C15 nave and south aisle; chancel dated 1691; north addition of 1913-14 by Walter Tapper, consisting of west tower, new nave and chancel in C13 style. Early section in ironstone rubble, cobbles and ironstone ashlar with limestone dressings; C20 section in limestone ashlar. Green slate roof, apart from south aisle with lead roof. PLAN: early section has 4-bay nave with 3-bay south aisle and single-bay chancel. C20 section has 4-bay nave with 4-bay chancel and west tower with west door. EXTERIOR: early section with chamfered plinth. Former chancel, now side chapel, has small carved decorated stone tablet to south wall dated 1691; pointed 4-light east window with Perpendicular tracery. South aisle: pointed chamfered south door, pair of square-headed 2-light south windows with Perpendicular tracery and hoodmoulds. Early nave has on west side a small C20 2-light traceried window with hoodmould, and a mutilated trefoiled niche incorporating a reused fragment of an incised medieval grave slab. C20 section: tall angle buttresses and buttresses between bays with offsets. Chancel has pointed 3-light north and south windows with simple tracery, pointed 7-light east window, with a narrow blind cusped niche above flanked by single quatrefoils. Nave has square-headed 2-light north windows with reticulated tracery and hoodmoulds, with small quatrefoil ventilation openings below, many now blocked; coped parapet. Between nave and chancel is a tall octagonal stair turret with pierced quatrefoil, slit lights and coped parapet. Coped gables and a gabled sanctus bellcote at east end of nave with buttresses and ogee bell-opening. Squat tower of 2 stages: buttresses with offsets, pointed west door of 2 wave-moulded orders beneath hoodmould; segmental-pointed 4-light north window with trefoiled ogee lights and hoodmould, pointed 2-light window above with reticulated tracery and hoodmould. South side has stair turret with slit lights. String course. Upper stage has narrow single-light cinquefoiled belfry openings to north and south; square-headed 2-light window to west. Plain parapet with shield and IHS inscription to west. Low pyramidal roof. INTERIOR: early section with 2-bay C14 south arcade with double-chamfered arches on octagonal pier with plain moulded

capitals and arches dying into responds. Small stoup near south door with pointed arch and octagonal bowl. Pointed double-chamfered chancel arch with inner order on moulded corbels, one with carved head. 3-bay roof to former chancel with cranked tie-beams with pellet-mouldings and carved bosses, the east truss adapted to form a hammerbeam in order to accommodate the east window. C20 section: impressive chancel with pointed chancel arch of 2 wave-moulded orders with hoodmould and filleted quatrefoiled responds, 4-bay quadripartite vaulted roof carried on thin quatrefoiled shafts with filleted ribs and elaborate carved bosses; moulded window reveals with nook shafts. Stone reredos with crenellated top and pair of pointed chamfered vestry doors flanking the altar. Piscina with ogee trefoiled head, crocketed ogee hood with finial and carved stops, bowl with Green Man carving. Traceried wooden screens to chancel arch and to side chapel. Nave has 2-bay arcade to former chancel with pointed arches of 2 chamfered and wave-moulded orders on a quatrefoil pier with arches dying into responds; 3-bay nave arcade of pointed double-chamfered arches on round columns with plain moulded bases and capitals, the arches dying into the responds. Tower arch of 2 chamfered and wave-moulded orders dying into responds; gallery with Latin inscription in Gothic lettering. Carved octagonal pulpit. Octagonal font with cusped panels. Monuments include a C13 tomb slab at base of tower. (The Buildings of England: Pevsner N, Harris J, and Antram N: Lincolnshire: London: 1989-: 344; Grimsby Broough Council: Action for Conservation: 1972-: NO.79).

Listing NGR: TA2413809020


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Books and journals
Pevsner, N, John, H, The Buildings of England: Lincolnshire, (1964), 344


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: 06 May 2005
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