History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Church of St Michael

A Grade II* Listed Building in Great Altcar, Lancashire

More Photos »
Approximate Location Map
Large Map »


Latitude: 53.5509 / 53°33'3"N

Longitude: -3.0282 / 3°1'41"W

OS Eastings: 331971

OS Northings: 406520

OS Grid: SD319065

Mapcode National: GBR 7W9C.5T

Mapcode Global: WH86M.G06N

Plus Code: 9C5RHX2C+9P

Entry Name: Church of St Michael

Listing Date: 11 October 1968

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1230934

English Heritage Legacy ID: 357815

Location: Great Altcar, West Lancashire, Lancashire, L37

County: Lancashire

Civil Parish: Great Altcar

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Altcar St Michael and All Angels

Church of England Diocese: Liverpool

Find accommodation in


SD 30 NW
6/1 Church of St Michael

Church. 1879 by Douglas of Chester. Timber-framing on brick plinth with
red tile roof. Comprises a nave, west bell turret, south porch, north
aisle, lower chancel, north organ chamber, and vestry. Framing is mostly
close studding with a middle rail. To the left of the porch is a
chamfered one-light window. To the right the windows have depressed
cinquefoiled heads and are of 5, 4, and 4 lights. The pointed porch
doorway is formed by curved braces which rise from posts to a cambered
tie-beam. The purlins are tusk-tenoned through the bargeboards. The north
aisle windows have ogee lights and are of 4, 3, 3, 3, and one lights. The
west window is of 5 cinquefoiled lights with transom. Below the flat head
are quatrefoils. The bell turret is close-studded, with curved tension
braces on the north and south sides, and has a pyramid roof with finial
and weather vane. Below the eaves are shallow louvres, with timber
weatherings below. The south chancel windows are of 4 and 2 lights with
Perpendicular tracery and flat heads. Between them is a doorway with
Tudor arch. On the north side is a gabled organ chamber, and a vestry
projecting under a hipped roof. The east window is of 5 cinquefoiled
lights with tracery under a flat head. Interior: nave of 5 bays, with
chamfered aisle posts on north side which have curved braces to the
arcade plate and sling braces to raised tie-beams. On the south side
interrupted tie-beams at wallplate level are tenoned into similar sling
braces. The trusses have collars, and vertical struts which form close-
studding. The supporting structure for the bell turret occupies the west
bay. The 3 rows of purlins are windbraced. Posts directly support the
tie-beam of the truss between nave and chancel, which is closed above
tie-beam level. The chancel is of 2 bays and has a truss with tie-beam,
collar, raking and vertical struts. On the north side is an opening to
the organ chamber. At the east end is a tiled reredos. The communion
rails, chancel rails, and pulpit are of carved timber.

Listing NGR: SD3197106520

Recommended Books

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.