CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1384535
Date first listed:
11-Jul-1983
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL, SWINLEY ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL, SWINLEY ROAD

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District:
Wigan (Metropolitan Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SD 58377 06555

Details

WIGAN

SD50NE SWINLEY ROAD 24-1/2/86 Church of St Michael 11/07/83

II*

Church. 1875-8, by GE Street. Snecked sandstone rubble with quoins, graduated slate roofs (mostly green). PLAN: nave with north and south aisles, chancel with north transept and south vestry. EXTERIOR: the nave has continuous clerestory arcading with ashlar pilasters and 2-centred arches in which 7 recessed chamfered windows alternate with blank arches, and an impost band carried round to the west end; a very tall 4-light west window with moulded reveal, a plate-traceried multifoil in the head, and a hood-mould with returned ends linking by 2 downward steps to the carried-round impost band; and at the east end a massive buttressed junction wall to the chancel rising to a gabled bellcote with offsets and two 2-centred bell openings. The 5-bay aisles are broad with shallow-pitched roofs and windows of 3 stepped cusped lights with quoined surrounds: the north aisle has 3 short windows with a sillband stepped down to deeper windows in the 2 western bays; the south aisle has a gabled porch to the 1st bay with a double-chamfered 2-centred arch and gable coping with kneelers and apex cross, fenestration which otherwise matches the north aisle, and at the west end a small apse with 3 small cusped windows. The vestry, continuing the south aisle by one bay, has a 2-centred arched doorway with hood-mould linked to a run-out band, and a 3-light east window. The north transept has buttresses and a 2-light plate-traceried window. The 2-bay chancel has a pair of 2-light windows to the 2nd bay, with quatrefoils in the head and moulded reveals, and a 3-light plate-traceried east window. INTERIOR: 5-bay nave arcade of cylindrical columns with wide annular caps carrying 2-centred arches moulded in 3 orders; string course, arcaded clerestory in which deep double-chamfered window reveals alternate with blind windows; tiered queen-strut roof with 3-stage archbracing and an unusual pair of brattished through-purlins; large chancel arch now furnished with good early C20 screen in Perpendicular style; chancel with 2 wide unequal arches housing organ on north side, and 2-bay south arcade to Lady Chapel, ribbed barrel-vault wooden ceiling, carved alabaster reredos, east window reveals with statues under crocket canopies; apsidal baptistery under cusped arch at west end of south aisle; carved wooden war memorial screen at west end.



Listing NGR: SD5837706555

This List entry has been amended to add the source for War Memorials Register. This source was not used in the compilation of this List entry but is added here as a guide for further reading, 16 August 2017.

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
484970
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Websites
War Memorials Register, accessed 16 August 2017 from http://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/45411

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: 28 Apr 2005
Reference: IOE01/14365/07
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Doug McNeill. Source Historic England Archive
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