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Church of St Michael

A Grade I Listed Building in Great Sampford, Essex

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Latitude: 51.9924 / 51°59'32"N

Longitude: 0.3906 / 0°23'26"E

OS Eastings: 564234

OS Northings: 235355

OS Grid: TL642353

Mapcode National: GBR NF0.3KV

Mapcode Global: VHJHV.Q5CZ

Entry Name: Church of St Michael

Listing Date: 21 February 1967

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1322547

English Heritage Legacy ID: 121938

Location: Great Sampford, Uttlesford, Essex, CB10

County: Essex

District: Uttlesford

Civil Parish: Great Sampford

Built-Up Area: Great Sampford

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

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Listing Text

(west side)
Church of St Michael
TL 6435 40/330 21.2.67


Mainly C14 flint and stone rubble church with stone dressings. The south chapel
is late Cl3 and was the transept of a former church. The church is said to
have been built by the Knights Hospitallers. The north arcade of the nave
and the north aisle are circa 1320-30, the chancel circa 1340, the south aisle,
south porch and west tower circa 1350. The parapet to the south aisle is C15
and the interior staircase to the tower is C16. The west tower has angle
buttresses and a castellated parapet. The windows of the chancel have fine
tracery, particularly the large 5-light east window. On the interior the chancel
has stone arcades with clustered columns and cusped pointed arches mounted
above stone benches. On the north wall there are 11 bays and on the south
wall 15 bays. Each is said to have seated one of the Knights Hospitallers.
The arch from the south aisle into the chapel has very fine stone carving with
foliage, a cowled head, animals and birds. In the south wall of the chapel
there is a C14 tomb recess with crocketted gables. The stone font has a C14
traceried stem and a C15 plain bowl. There is also a C16 oak cupboard. The
church forms the focal point of the village. Graded for its architectural,
historical and topographical value. (RCHM 1).

Listing NGR: TL6423435355

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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