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Church of St Michael and All Angels

A Grade II* Listed Building in Mitcheldean, Gloucestershire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8545 / 51°51'16"N

Longitude: -2.4786 / 2°28'42"W

OS Eastings: 367132

OS Northings: 217429

OS Grid: SO671174

Mapcode National: GBR FW.TCT0

Mapcode Global: VH86S.0N06

Plus Code: 9C3VVG3C+QH

Entry Name: Church of St Michael and All Angels

Listing Date: 23 September 1955

Last Amended: 4 July 1985

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1299146

English Heritage Legacy ID: 354220

Location: Mitcheldean, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, GL17

County: Gloucestershire

Civil Parish: Mitcheldean

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Mitcheldean St Michael and All Angels

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Description

SO 61 NE MITCHELDEAN ABENHALL

6/143 Church of St. Michael and All Angels
(formerly listed as Church of
St. Michael)
23.9.55

GV II*


parish Church; C14, C15, 1749, restored 1875. Large, well-
squared grey stone to tower, squared, coursed red stone to south
aisle and porch, cream ashlar to window, grey dressings to porch;
less well-squared grey and red stone to chancel with larger quoins,
tiled roof, stone slates to tower. Nave, south aisle, west tower,
south porch, chancel and organ chamber. Tower in 2 stages, plain
plinth, diagonally-set west buttresses, blocked west door with 4-
centred arch; above arms of Free Miners, renewed 1982, and 2-light
Perpendicular window, no hoodmould. In upper stage square-headed
single-light window with stone louvres. Plain parapet, 2 plain
gargoyles, corners raised slightly: pyramid roof with access
dormer on east. South face: plain except for half-octagonal
stair turret with stone top below level of parapet. South aisle
plain plinth: one 2-light window on right, renewed in C19, trefoil
heads with trefoil over, no hoodmould. on left porch, plain,
round-headed doorway with wrought-iron gate, plain projecting
kneelers, gable copings, as also to aisle. Chancel plinth set
higher than aisle: south window 2 lancets side by side. Nave and
chancel roof continuous, parapet gable to chancel. Chancel north
window 2-light, with quatrefoil over, no hoodmould.
Internally, nave arcade is two-and-a-half bays, C15, octagonal
piers with plain, moulded caps and chamfered bases. Collar trusses
with short king-posts in south aisle, exposed collar rafter roof in
nave with angle struts, chancel same but without struts. Walls
plastered, some stone paving. A little C15 glass in head of north
chancel window. Octagonal C15 font, quatrefoil panelling around
top, with shields carved on tapered stem. Polygonal stone pulpit,
probably 1875, carved with symbols of 4 evangelists. Pyrke brass
in chancel floor, 1609, fine 1715 Pyrke memorial on south chancel
wall: other, late C18 and C19 wall monuments. South aisle and
porch rebuilt 1749, church restored 1875, when organ chamber
probably added (S. Rudder, A New History: of Gloucestershire, 1779,
p210; Morris's Directory of Gloucestershire, 1876).


Listing NGR: SO6713217429

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