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Church of St Michael

A Grade II Listed Building in Great Wolford, Warwickshire

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Latitude: 52.0092 / 52°0'32"N

Longitude: -1.6368 / 1°38'12"W

OS Eastings: 425027

OS Northings: 234586

OS Grid: SP250345

Mapcode National: GBR 5QC.T6F

Mapcode Global: VHBYT.LR2N

Plus Code: 9C4W2957+M7

Entry Name: Church of St Michael

Listing Date: 9 April 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1024326

English Heritage Legacy ID: 305983

Location: Great Wolford, Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire, CV36

County: Warwickshire

Civil Parish: Great Wolford

Traditional County: Warwickshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Warwickshire

Church of England Parish: Wolford St Michael and All Angels

Church of England Diocese: Coventry

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Church. Completely rebuilt 1833. Restored 1885. Limestone ashlar with slate
roof. Chancel, nave and west tower. Short chancel of one bay with moulded
plinth, clasped buttresses with polygonal pinnacles, moulded eaves cornice and
coped parapet with cross at apex of east gable. To east a window in C15 style of
4 cusped lights and tracery. Hood mould with carved head lables. Moulded string
course directly below window. To south a vestry with square-headed window to
east and doorway with 4-centred arch to south. Window and door have hood mould
with labels. To north a stone lean-to shed with C20 tile roof. North plank door
with 2 rectangular lights to right. Nave of 5 bays with moulded plinth, offset
buttresses, moulded eaves cornice and coped parapet. To north and south five
windows in late C13 style, each of 2 cusped, pointed, lights and Y-tracery in
chamfered surround. Hood moulds with carved foliage and carved-head labels. To
west wall of nave a blind window in C13 style of 2 lights and Y-tracery. West
tower of 4 stages with moulded plinth, moulded string course to second and third
stages, and offset buttresses rising to fourth stage. Moulded eaves cornice with
coped parapet above. Tall octagonal spire with ribbed angle and moulded finial.
To west a doorway with chamfered surround and hood mould with carved head
labels. Plank door. To north and south a lancet with hood mould and carved head
labels. To left of south window a doorway with hood mould and carved head
labels. To south of second stage, below a moulded weather-course, a window in
C15 style of 3 cusped lights and tracery. Hood mould with carved labels. To
west, south and north of third stage a rectangular light. To bell-chamber stage
4 windows in C13 style, each of 2 lights and Y-tracery. Hood moulds with carved
head labels. One tier of lucarnes with 2 cusped lights. Interior: C19
low-pitched roofs, that to nave with braces and carved spandrels. To south wall
of chancel a marble wall table to Aston Ingram who died 1711. To north wall of
chancel a marble wall table to Hastings Ingram and Ann, his wife. This tablet is
probably late C17 or early C18, and is surmounted by a crest. Two C19 tablets in
east wall. In south wall of nave a tablet, inscribed in Latin to Hastings
Ingram, who died in 1665. Above west door a tablet to Barbara Ingram, who died
in 1745. C19 polygonal stone font with carved panels.
(V.C.H.: Warwickshire, Vol.5, p.217; Buildings of England: Warwickshire, p.300).

Listing NGR: SP2502734586

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