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Church of St Michael

A Grade II Listed Building in Bowland Forest Low, Lancashire

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Latitude: 53.9169 / 53°55'1"N

Longitude: -2.5209 / 2°31'15"W

OS Eastings: 365886

OS Northings: 446881

OS Grid: SD658468

Mapcode National: GBR BRV4.1M

Mapcode Global: WH962.7TV2

Entry Name: Church of St Michael

Listing Date: 16 November 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1072236

English Heritage Legacy ID: 183071

Location: Bowland Forest Low, Ribble Valley, Lancashire, BB7

County: Lancashire

District: Ribble Valley

Civil Parish: Bowland Forest Low

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

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Listing Text


14/20 Church of St. Michael

Church, rebuilt in 1817, with chancel of 1896. Rendered rubble with sandstone
dressings and slate roof. The south wall has projecting quoins and 3 cross
windows with cusped heads to the upper lights, panel tracery above, and hood
moulds. To their right is a chamfered door with 2-centred head and hood. To
the left is a gabled porch with a chamfered doorway with 4-centred head . Above
is a large piece of slate inscribed: 'This Chapel was rebuilt Anno Domini
1817 ....' The gables have copings, the eastern one with a cross at the apex,
the western one with a square open stone bellcote. The west wall has a
chamfered lancet window, the north wall having 4 windows similar to those on
the south wall, but without hoods. The lower chancel is of exposed rubble,
with an east window with 4-centred head, hood, and 4 lights with pointed,
cusped lights. Against the north wall is a vestry, with a re-set Perpendicular
window of 2 cusped lights with panel tracery above, under a flat head. Inside
there is a west gallery of 1825 supported on 2 slim iron columns and with
tracery decoration to its front. The shallow chancel has an arch of 2
chamfered orders and is lined with rock-faced sandstone. The east window shows
the birth of Christ. The font is a plain bowl of sandstone on a base of re-used
dressed masonry. A flat modern ceiling hides the roof.

Listing NGR: SD6588646881

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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