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Church of St Michael

A Grade I Listed Building in Thornton, Buckinghamshire

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Latitude: 52.0194 / 52°1'9"N

Longitude: -0.9054 / 0°54'19"W

OS Eastings: 475210

OS Northings: 236234

OS Grid: SP752362

Mapcode National: GBR BYY.CXB

Mapcode Global: VHDT4.8H6R

Entry Name: Church of St Michael

Listing Date: 13 July 1966

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1232799

English Heritage Legacy ID: 408201

Location: Thornton, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire, MK17

County: Buckinghamshire

District: Aylesbury Vale

Civil Parish: Thornton

Traditional County: Buckinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Buckinghamshire

Church of England Parish: Thornton with Nash

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text


4/176 Church of St. Michael



Parish church. C14, N. aisle rebuilt and church restored 1850. Nave,
aisles, W. tower; chancel demolished 1780 when interior of church
refurnished. Coursed rubble stone, lead roofs. W. tower of three
stages with diagonal buttresses to lower stage, small cusped lancets
to second stage and 2-light traceried openings to bell-chamber;
battlemented parapet, gargoyles, wrought iron weather vane in form of
key. W. side has three steps to hollow chamfered arched doorway
under label with worn carved head stops, 2-light Decorated window above.
Nave has parapet to S. wall with blind tracery ornament, no clerestory.
Aisles have crude battlements to E. and W. and three bays of 2-light
Decorated windows with ogee tracery. C19 3-light Decorated E. window
with reticulated tracery. Interor: Nave of four bays has double
chamfered arcade on octagonal piers with moulded caps. Flat plaster
ceiling with Gothick cornice, black and white marble paving. C14
chancel arch incorporated in E. wall. Fittings of c.1780 include box
pews in aisles and double-decker pulpit in E. bay of N. aisle.
W. gallery has pointed arched panels. Some C19 glass. Monuments:
recumbent alabaster effigies to John Barton and wife, mid C15. flanking
entry to nave. Re-assembled monument in centre of nave to Robert
Ingylton and three wives 1472: re-assembled stone tomb chest with
ogee niches and figures; fine brass of frour figures and 16 children
under elaborate canopy of four ogee arches with crockets and finials.
Brass to Jane Ingleton 1557 in E. bay of nave.

RCHM II pp 298-9

Listing NGR: SP7521236235

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