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Church of St Michael

A Grade II* Listed Building in Stoney Stanton, Leicestershire

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Latitude: 52.5488 / 52°32'55"N

Longitude: -1.2795 / 1°16'46"W

OS Eastings: 448955

OS Northings: 294789

OS Grid: SP489947

Mapcode National: GBR 7M3.1D1

Mapcode Global: VHCSY.R6YG

Entry Name: Church of St Michael

Listing Date: 7 October 1957

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1074704

English Heritage Legacy ID: 189042

Location: Stoney Stanton, Blaby, Leicestershire, LE9

County: Leicestershire

District: Blaby

Civil Parish: Stoney Stanton

Built-Up Area: Stoney Stanton

Traditional County: Leicestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Leicestershire

Church of England Parish: Broughton Astley St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Leicester

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Listing Text

SP 49 SE (north side)

3/52 Church of
St. Michael

Parish church. Late C14 and C15; chancel and south aisle 1842,
to the designs of H. Goddard; south aisle extended 1882 to form
organ chamber; north aisle and vestry 1888, to the designs of W.
Bassett Smith; south porch 1910. Random granite rubble and
dressed stone with ashlar dressings and slate roofs. West tower
with spire, nave with clerestorey, north aisle, north porch,
vestry, chancel, south aisle, organ chamber, south porch. West
tower, 4 stages, has chamfered plinth, moulded band, 3 string
courses, coved eaves cornice with gargoyles, and crenellated
parapet. 4 clasping buttresses and set back octagonal spire with
finial and weathercock and a pair of lucarnes to east and west
with a smaller upper pair to north and south. The lower pair
have Y travery. The first stage has to west a restored double
lancet with geometrical tracery, hood mould and mask stops.
Second stage has on 3 sides a quatrefoil light. Third stage has
to south, a clock. Fourth stage has on each side a C14 style
double lancet bell opening with quatrefoil head, hood mould and
mask stops. Clerestorey, 1842, has coved eaves band, moulded
parapet and coped gable with cross, and square corner stack. To
north 3 double lancets with Y tracery and to south 4 double
lancets with 4 centred arched heads, all with hood moulds and
mask stops. North aisle, 4 bays, has moulded sill band, coved
eaves and moulded parapet. 3 buttresses to north plus a diagonal
buttress at each end, all with setoffs. West end has an ogee
triple lancet with reticulated tracery. North side has to east
of the porch, 2 Decorated double lancets and to west, a single
similar double lancet. All the windows have hood moulds. North
porch has coped gable with kneelers and finial and a pair of
flanking buttresses. Moulded and rebated doorway with responds
and hood mould. In each side, a single lancet. Interior has
stone benches, common rafter roof and roll moulded inner doorway
with hood mould. Vestry has sill band, moulded eaves and coped
parapet, single diagonal buttress. Shouldered north doorway has
above it a re-set C11 tympanum with an allegorical scene. To its
right a C19 Geometrical lancet with hood mould. To east, 2 C19
single lancets with hood moulds and stops. Chancel, 2 bays, has
partial C20 plinth, coved eaves and moulded coped gable with
cross. East end has 2 diagonal buttresses and a C19 Geometrical
triple lancet with hood mould, mask finial and stops. Below it,
an ornate slate headstone, to the Rev. J. Bold, 1751, and another
slate headstone, 1874. South side has to west, a moulded
Geometrical double lancet with hood mould and mask stops. South
aisle and organ chamber, 5 bays, has chamfered plinth, coved
eaves and moulded parapet. South side has 4 buttresses plus a
diagonal buttress at each end, all with setoffs. South side has
an off-centre porch flanked to left by a moulded Geometrical
double lancet with hood mould, and to east of the porch, 2
similar windows. East and west ends have each a similar window.
The south porch is identical to the north porch, with roll
moulded inner doorway with hood mould and 2 leaf plank door.
Interior has C14 moulded tower arch with responds with moulded
bases. Tower west window has fragments of stained glass in the
west window. Nave has mid C14 north arcade, 4 bays, with
octagonal piers and responds and double chamfered and rebated
arches. Similar south arcade, C19, has piers without bases.
Moulded clerestorey openings. Arch braced and traceried single
purlin kingpost roof, 1842. North aisle has west window with
stained glass, 1875, and central north side window with stained
glass, 1975. East end has a late C19 chamfered and rebated
archway with responds and wooden screen. To its right, angled
stairway to rood loft, with C20 door and a stoup to its left.
Arch braced roof with traceried spandrels, 1888. South aisle
east end has a C19 arch similar to that in the north aisle. All
the windows have patterned glass. Restored C15 roof with
cambered chamfered tie beams. Chancel has a restored double
chamfered and rebated arch with mask impost corbels. C19
Perpendicular style traceried screen with ogee central opening.
To the left, a double chamfered doorway to the rood stair. On
either side of the chancel a central C19 chamfered and rebated
archway with responds and hood mould, to the vestry and the organ
chamber. The east end has a traceried panelled oak dado, early
C20, with a ramped top and fluted corner posts. Stained glass
east window, C19. Traceried scissor braced roof with wall posts
on foliate corbels. Fittings include octagonal painted ashlar
font with traceried panelled stem, quatrefoil panelled bowl and
triple shafts at the corners. Conical C18 cover. Solid hewn C13
oak chest, approx. two and a half metres long. Royal Arms,
George III, on board. C19 traceried stalls and desks with shaped
ends, plain benches, octagonal oak pulpit, and 3 benefaction
boards. Early C20 wooden lectern, altar table and curtain posts.
Memorials includea re-set slate headstone, 1760, and 4 similar
re-set stones. Scrolled slate and alabaster wall tablet with
urn, 1778. Crested slate tablet by Firmadge of Leicester, 1771.
Classical slate tablet, early C19, by Low of Leicester. Crested
square alabaster and marble war memorial tablet, 1919.

Listing NGR: SP4895594789

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, 30 October 2017.

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

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