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Church of St Michael

A Grade II* Listed Building in Preston, Lancashire

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Latitude: 53.7651 / 53°45'54"N

Longitude: -2.7316 / 2°43'53"W

OS Eastings: 351868

OS Northings: 430109

OS Grid: SD518301

Mapcode National: GBR T4Z.SF

Mapcode Global: WH85M.0MHG

Plus Code: 9C5VQ789+28

Entry Name: Church of St Michael

Listing Date: 27 September 1979

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1207268

English Heritage Legacy ID: 391978

Location: Ashton, Preston, Lancashire, PR2

County: Lancashire

Electoral Ward/Division: Ashton

Built-Up Area: Preston

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Ashton-on-Ribble St Michael and All Angels

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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941-1/1/98 (North side)
27/09/79 Church of St Michael


Church. 1908, by Austin and Paley. Snecked sandstone with
ashlar dressings and red tile roofs. Nave and chancel in one,
with north and south aisles, south porch, south tower
(uncompleted) and south chapel both attached to south aisle,
and north transept with attached vestry. (Recent parish hall
attached to north aisle, not of special interest.)
Perpendicular style in Arts-and-Crafts manner. The nave has 10
segmental-pointed 2-light clerestory windows on the north
side, 7 on the south side, all with 2-stage traceried heads,
stepped parapets only at the west end, a large west window of
5-lights with stepped tracery including brattished bands; and
a square stair-turret at the south-west corner. The aisles
have square-headed mullioned windows mostly of 3 lights, with
alternating forms of mouchette tracery (those of the north
aisle now covered by addition). The porch has a moulded
segmental-pointed doorway with hoodmould, flanked by unusual
drum-shaped angle buttresses, a string course and high parapet
raised over a triangular headed traceried panel with carving
of St Michael. The uncompleted tower, square and of one tall
stage, with plain square angle-buttresses and south-west
stair-turret, has a large segmental-pointed south doorway with
moulded surround and double doors with traceried panels and
ornamental strap-hinges, flanked by short bands of blind
arcading, a large 2-centred arched 5-light traceried window
above this and both offset left; and a shallow pyramidal roof.
The chancel has 3 clerestory windows on the south side
matching those of the nave, and at the east end a short canted
full-height sanctuary, with buttresses flanking a large
segmental-pointed east window of 1:3:1 lights with stepped
2-stage tracery, and plain parapet carried round from the
side. The chapel has 2 windows in the side like those of the
aisle, an embattled parapet with blind-arcaded upstands, and
an arched 4-light east window with elaborate tracery including
brattishing. The north transept (organ house) has windows like
those of the nave, and the vestry, which wraps round it and is
single-storeyed, has various windows like those of the aisles.
INTERIOR: 5-bay arcades of octagonal columns with moulded caps
and moulded 2-centred arches; clerestory windows paired within
segmental-arched openings; kingpost roof trusses with curved
struts passing through wagon-roof ceiling; semi-octagonal
responds in place of chancel arch, with tracery panels and
surmounted by very large wooden angels with outspread wings;
tall 2-bay arcade to north transept of chancel, lower arcade
to chancel aisle and beyond this a 3-bay arcade to chapel.

Listing NGR: SD5186830109

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