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Church of St Michael

A Grade I Listed Building in Kirklington-cum-Upsland, North Yorkshire

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Latitude: 54.2241 / 54°13'26"N

Longitude: -1.5127 / 1°30'45"W

OS Eastings: 431867

OS Northings: 481043

OS Grid: SE318810

Mapcode National: GBR KMWL.9J

Mapcode Global: WHC7G.Q3V1

Plus Code: 9C6W6FFP+JW

Entry Name: Church of St Michael

Listing Date: 22 August 1966

Last Amended: 30 August 1988

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1150766

English Heritage Legacy ID: 332658

ID on this website: 101150766

Location: St Michael's Church, Kirklington, North Yorkshire, DL8

County: North Yorkshire

District: Hambleton

Civil Parish: Kirklington-cum-Upsland

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

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SE 38 SW
(north side)
6/27 Church of St Michael
(formerly listed as Church
22.8.66 of St Michael the Archangel)


Church. Early C13, C14 and C15 with C19 restoration. Rubblestone, coursed
squared stone and ashlar, Welsh slate roofs. West tower, nave with north
and south aisles and C19 south and north porches. Chancel with south and
north vestry. West tower: Perpendicular, tall 4 stages. Offset diagonal
buttresses and full-height stair tower to south corner which rises above
parapet with sloping roof. 2 middle stages have small rectangular chamfered
openings to south. Belfry has flat-headed mullion and transom 2-light
opening, with cusped heads to lights, to each side. Projecting embattled
parapet. 3-light west window has pointed arch with hoodmould and
rectilinear tracery. North side of tower has a clock face to third stage.
Nave: early C14, 3 bays. To west of south aisle a gabled porch with offset
diagonal buttresses, pointed-arched doorway with panel door and hoodmould.
North porch similar, inner doorways have pointed-arched surrounds with thin
shafts of the early C14. Aisles have offset diagonal buttresses to the
east, bays are divided by offset angle buttresses. South aisle has 2
pointed-arched cusped Y-traceried windows with hoodmoulds. North aisle:
central window similar to those in south aisle. East window of north aisle
with flowing tracery. Clerestory: 3 flat-headed 2-light cusped windows,
coped parapet and bell turret to east gable. Chancel: early C13 with later
alterations. 3 bays. Offset diagonal buttresses to east, bays divided by
offset angle buttresses. South side: to left a C19 vestry with hipped roof.
To right two C14 windows with pointed arches, cusped Y-tracery and
hoodmoulds. East window: Perpendicular, 5 lights with pointed arch,
hoodmould and rectilinear tracery. North side of chancel has gabled vestry
to east with flat-headed C19 2-light windows with hoodmould and rectilinear
tracery. To west a cusped Y-traceried, pointed-arched window with
hoodmould. To central bay of chancel a blocked early C13 pointed-arched
priests door with hoodmould flanked by early C13 lancets. To right is a 2-
light cusped Y-traceried, pointed-arched C14 window with hoodmould. Stone
coped gables throughout. Interior: 4-bay north and south arcades with
double-chamfered pointed arches on octagonal piers with moulded capitals;
hoodmoulds with headstops including 3 grimacing heads and one of 2 animals
entwined round a human face. Chancel arch similar to arcades but with
corbelled capitals. Font: C19 but on circular base of C14. Pulpit: of
reset C16 or early C17 carved woodwork on six thickly turned legs. C19
Decorated style timber rood screen. Fragments of medieval and C17 glass in
lancet north vestry window. Monuments in south aisle: 2 late C14 effigies
beneath canopied recesses, one of a Knight in armour, the other of a lady;
thought to be Elizabeth de Musters and her husband John de Wandesford. To
east of these is the tomb of Sir Christopher Wandesford 1590, a recumbant
effigy on a high tomb chest decorated with coats of arms. Behind is a big
cartouche with obelisk finials, above this is his achievement.

Listing NGR: SE3186981040

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