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Church of St Michael

A Grade I Listed Building in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.8708 / 51°52'14"N

Longitude: 0.1574 / 0°9'26"E

OS Eastings: 548623

OS Northings: 221336

OS Grid: TL486213

Mapcode National: GBR LCD.QM4

Mapcode Global: VHHLV.P71P

Entry Name: Church of St Michael

Listing Date: 18 October 1949

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1101613

English Heritage Legacy ID: 160928

Location: Bishop's Stortford, East Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, CM23

County: Hertfordshire

District: East Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: Bishop's Stortford

Built-Up Area: Bishop's Stortford

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Bishops Stortford

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

(South Side)

Church of St Michael
(formerly listed under
TL 4821 SE:3/40 18.10.49


Principally early C15, flint with stone dressings. Upper stage of tower 1812, brick
and stone dressings; lead spire. Embattled nave and side aisles with buttressed
walls, rich perpendicular tracery and projecting porches north and south. C19 chancel
clerestorey and west window. Tower upper storey with 2-light traceried windows and
clock on each face, quatrefoiled and crenellated parapet. Interior. High nave arcade
of 6 bays with slim, moulded piers. Original nave and aisle timber roofs, tie beams
of nave with traceried spandrels on good figures corbels. Choir has 3 lower arcades
on north, C19 roof and C15 choir stalls and screed, this with 1885 vaulted canopy.
Trefoiled sedilia. 1658 hexagonal pulpit in Jacobean style with feigned perspective
panels. C12 purbeck marble font top. Original oak doors in north and south
entrances. Upper part of tower converted to study room and ground floor closed by C19
traceried glazed screen. West window by Kempe, 1877. Several early C19 GreekRevival
tombs in churchyard. Good example of early C15 church in Hertfordshire, well restored
in C19. Dominant landmark in town. (RCHM (1911), 62, 63; Pevsner 2nd Ed Rev (1977)

Listing NGR: TL4862321336

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