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Church of St Michael

A Grade II* Listed Building in South Normanton, Derbyshire

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Latitude: 53.108 / 53°6'28"N

Longitude: -1.3409 / 1°20'27"W

OS Eastings: 444222

OS Northings: 356961

OS Grid: SK442569

Mapcode National: GBR 7D7.3V2

Mapcode Global: WHDG3.C4QN

Entry Name: Church of St Michael

Listing Date: 8 July 1966

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1108933

English Heritage Legacy ID: 79327

Location: South Normanton, Bolsover, Derbyshire, DE55

County: Derbyshire

District: Bolsover

Civil Parish: South Normanton

Built-Up Area: South Normanton

Traditional County: Derbyshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire

Church of England Parish: South Normanton St Michael and All Angels

Church of England Diocese: Derby

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Listing Text

12/158 (North Side)
8.7.66 Church of St Michael

Parish church. C13, C14, C15 and C16, south aisle added and major restoration
completed 1878. Coursed rubble and coursed squared sandstone with ashlar dressings,
leaded aisle roofs and concrete tiles elsewhere. West tower, three bay nave with
north and south aisles, chancel with south organ bay, north chapel and north vestry.
Moulded plinth throughout. C15 west tower has two tall stages with chamfered band
between and almost full height wide stepped diagonal buttresses to western corners.
Small pointed chamfered C19 west door with large 3-light pointed Perpendicular
window over in deep cavetto moulded surround, plus small stair window to right.
Stepped eastern buttresses to half way up first stage on north and south sides.
Pointed 2-light louvred bell openings to all sides with returned hoodmoulds and
cusped Y-tracery, small stair window below western opening, and clockface below
southern one. Eaves stringcourse with central gargoyles. Embattled parapets with
crocketed corner pinnacles. C16 north aisle has four-centred arched doorcase below
flat headed 2-light window with Perpendicular tracery to west end and two 3-light
flat headed windows in cavetto moulded surrounds with semi-circular headed lights
and incised spandrels to north. Buttresses between bays and to corner, and blocking
course with moulded copings above. Gabled north chapel to east, C19, with 3-light
Perpendicular traceried window to north with hoodmould and trefoil window above.
Vestry, against chancel wall to east, has 2-light flat headed window with trefoil
headed lights and hoodmould to north, and four-centred arched door to east. 3-light
pointed C19 east window to chancel is flanked by diagonal buttresses. South chancel
elevation has C19 single light flat headed window with returned hoodmould and cusped
tracery. South organ bay to west has trefoil headed lancet with hoodmould to east
and similar 3-light window to south. Aisle has two 3-light flat headed windows with
hoodmoulds, ogee headed lights and incised spandrels, flanking central gabled porch
with moulded pointed doorcase. Stepped diagonal buttresses to corners of aisle and
porch, blocking course with moulded copings over. Large lancet to west wall of nave.
Interior has three bay north and south arcades, those to north C14 with stiled
pointed double chamfered arches on tapering octagonal piers with moulded capitals,
those to south C19 copies. Double chamfered pointed chancel arch with soffit on
moulded corbels, plus hoodmould with foliage stops, and tall triple chamfered pointed
tower arch, now with glazed screen. Pointed arches to north and south side of
chancel, that to north C14. Also to north C13 trefoil headed doorcase with keel
moulded jambs, moulded imposts and nailhead enrichment to cusped arch. Pair of small
pointed arches on large central column with moulded capital between north chapel and
aisle. Small pointed doorcase from south aisle to organ bay. All chancel fittings
c1935 including timber rood screen with cusped arcaded top. Pulpit of similar date.
C14 octagonal stone font with quartrefoils to each side of bowl and moulded stem.
Small trefoil headed piscina to chancel. Numerous monuments including fine late C17
one to Francis Revel with broken pedimented top and gadrooned base on winged sculls,
similar one c1768 to John Downing, two simple plaques over angel head corbels of
c1797 and c1703, both to,members of Revel family and several early and mid C19 slate
and white marble wall memorials, also two late C19 ones with Gothick aedicules. One
mid C19 stained glass window, others late C19 or early C20.

Listing NGR: SK4422256961

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