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Church of St Michael and All Angels

A Grade I Listed Building in Lydbury North, Shropshire

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Latitude: 52.4683 / 52°28'6"N

Longitude: -2.9551 / 2°57'18"W

OS Eastings: 335216

OS Northings: 286029

OS Grid: SO352860

Mapcode National: GBR B8.KM4G

Mapcode Global: VH764.Q7M3

Entry Name: Church of St Michael and All Angels

Listing Date: 21 March 1968

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1054540

English Heritage Legacy ID: 257038

Location: Lydbury North, Shropshire, SY7

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Lydbury North

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Lydbury North

Church of England Diocese: Hereford

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Listing Text

SO 38 NE; 6/124


Church of St Michael and All Angels




Parish church. Early C12 nave, late C12 chancel and tower with probably
C15 parapet; north transept probably rebuilt in C14; probably C15
south porch; south transept rebuilt in the C17, and the whole restored
in 1901-2 by J T Micklethwaite, and the chancel in 1905. Coursed and
uncoursed limestone rubble; nave, south porch and south transept partly
roughcast circa 1901-2,and graded stone slate roofs. C12 cruciform plan
with south porch, west tower, and two-storey south transept.

Tower: three
stages with string courses, C12 pilaster buttress to east, C17 central
and set back buttresses with set-offs, and circa 1901 diagonal buttresses
to west; corbel table, coped battlemented parapet, and pyramidal cap
with weathervane and flag pole; bell chamber openings on each face with
two depressed-arched lights, small central rectangular window in each stage
to west, and small central rectangular first stage window to south with
clock on buttress above. Nave: south side: chamfered-arched south
doorway off-centre to left; probably C17 studded door with fleur-de-lys
hinges. Gabled porch with circa 1901 embellishments, including carved
brackets supporting carved cambered tie beam with brattishing above,
weatherboarded gable end, and waney-edged bargeboards; two-bay C15 roof
with queen-strut truss, central arch-braced collar truss and wind braces.
Probably C18 side benches. Circa 1901 two-light leaded mullioned window
high up to left of porch, C12 round-arched window to right of porch, and
probably 1901 segmental-arched 3-light window with hoodmould to far
night. North side: C17 two-light window with Y-tracery to left and
C12 round-arched window to right. South transept: circa 1901 three-light
mullioned first floor window in gable to south and circa 1901 segmental-
headed 3-light ground floor window with returned hoodmould; west front
with catslide over staircase outshut, 2-light mullioned window to west,
and first floor lancet and depressed-arched boarded door to south;
segmental-headed 2-light circa 1901 window in east front. North transept:
2-light north window, and cusped lancets to east and west; circa 1901-2 octagonal
stone stack. Chancel: south side: central round-arched C12 window,
trefoiled ogee-headed lancet to left, and window to right with two ogee-
headed lights. North side: three C12 round-arched windows. East end:
diagonal buttresses and circa 1901 moulded bargeboards; circa 1901
depressed-arched 3-light window with panelled tracery and returned
hoodmould; blocked C12 window to left.

INTERIOR: probably late C12
pointed tower-arch with scalloped capitals, and blocked former tower
window above; C12 round-arch to north (Plowden) chapel; circa 1901-2
moulded and chamfered arch to south (Walcot) chapel, dying into responds
with carved corbel heads of Queen Victoria and King Edward VII; piscina
in north chapel, chamfered-arched piscina and aumbry in chancel; four-bay
chancel roof with double purlins, wind braces, arch-braced collar trusses
with V-struts above, and central queen-strut truss; eight-bay nave roof with
double purlins, cusped quatrefoil wind braces, arch-braced collar trusses,
end frames with queen-strut trusses, and moulded tie beam between fourth
and fifth bays with short braces resting on brackets. FITTINGS include:
C18 communion rails with bulbous turned balusters, moulded rail, and
central gate; 2 fluted image brackets flanking east window with rare
circa 1640 wooden candlesticks; circa 1901-2 organ and loft to south
in chancel; restored circa C15 rood screen consisting of tall one-
light divisions with pierced traceried panels, traceried blank panels
beneath, moulded muntins with shafts, and C20 battlemented frieze and
cresting; square-headed doorway in north chapel leading to former
rood loft staircase within wall, now blocked; painted Ten Commandments
and Creed in tympanum above screen, signed and dated "Charles Bright,
Churchwarden, 1615"; plain circa 1500 north chapel screen with moulded
muntins; octagonal wooden pulpit dated 1624 with carved panels, central
carved guilloche band, gadrooned frieze, and circa 1901-2 stone base;
restored C17 box pews with carved panels and turned knobs; probably
late C12 font with round bowl in scalloped square block, square base
and wooden cover of 1630; probably C17 alms box to left of south door
with clasp and lock; parish chest; two hatchments in south transept.
MONUMENTS include: Johannes Ambler dated 1627, tablet in chancel
consisting of lugged architrave with cherub's head below and cornice
with segmental top above; Elizabeth Walcot dated 1654, tablet in south
chapel consisting of lugged architrave with scrolled sides, double
segmental pediment breaking forward with scrolled keystone, and shield
above; Hester Bright dated 1790, tablet in nave consisting of oval
plaque with crossed palms-below and half urn above; John Bright dated
1806, tablet in chancel consisting of oval plaque with draped urn above.

Listing NGR: SO3521686029

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