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Church of St Michael

A Grade II Listed Building in Bootle, Cumbria

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.2833 / 54°17'0"N

Longitude: -3.3728 / 3°22'21"W

OS Eastings: 310725

OS Northings: 488392

OS Grid: SD107883

Mapcode National: GBR 4LWX.L9

Mapcode Global: WH71N.5L5P

Entry Name: Church of St Michael

Listing Date: 8 September 1967

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1086650

English Heritage Legacy ID: 76306

Location: Bootle, Copeland, Cumbria, LA19

County: Cumbria

District: Copeland

Civil Parish: Bootle

Traditional County: Cumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Bootle St Michael

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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Listing Text

BOOTLE MAIN STREET
SD 18 NW
(east side)
12/6 Church of St Michael
8.9.67
GV II
Church. Medieval but heavily restored C19, transepts 1837, west tower
c.1860-80. Stone rubble with ashlar dressings, chancel roughcast, and slate
roofs. Nave with transepts and west tower, chancel with south organ loft.
Tower has angle buttresses and string courses. West entrance has pointed
trefoil head under relieving arch, 2 lancets and clock above, north canted stair
turret has hipped roof with tiny dormer. 2 lancet louvred bell openings with
flanking blind lancets; Lombard frieze, coped parapet with pinnacles; pyramidal
roof with cross. 2-bay nave has lancets with continuous hoodmould extended
across transepts; north elevation has traces of entrance. Transepts have
stepped triple lancets with single lancets to returns, that to south with
lateral stack. Chancel has 3-light round-headed window over raking base, with
massive raking buttress to south; coped gable with cross; north elevation has
2-light window with tracery and entrance with shouldered lintel; south elevation
has lean-to organ loft with quoins and deeply splayed lancets. Interior: has
nave and transepts with collar and tie-beam trusses, ceiled above collars, with
king and queen struts. 2-bay arcades to transepts, round chancel arch is
double-chamfered, part original. Octagonal font on C19 stem has shields to
sides, initials: RB (possibly R Brown, rector c.1535); Hudleston arms and
black-letter inscription; C19 pinnacled cover. Chancel has piscina in C19
surround; small wall brass to Sir Hugh Askew (died 1562). C19 stalls with
traceried panels. E window by Hardman, chancel north window by Holiday (date of
death 1899) and transept windows by Ward and Hughes.

Listing NGR: SD1072588392

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