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Church of St Michael

A Grade II Listed Building in Hulme Walfield, Cheshire East

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Latitude: 53.182 / 53°10'55"N

Longitude: -2.232 / 2°13'55"W

OS Eastings: 384594

OS Northings: 365017

OS Grid: SJ845650

Mapcode National: GBR 124.DK5

Mapcode Global: WHBC0.P8CX

Plus Code: 9C5V5QJ9+R6

Entry Name: Church of St Michael

Listing Date: 26 March 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1330051

English Heritage Legacy ID: 56503

ID on this website: 101330051

Location: St Michael's Church, Hulme Walfield, Cheshire East, Cheshire, CW12

County: Cheshire East

Civil Parish: Hulme Walfield

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Eaton with Hulme Walfield

Church of England Diocese: Chester

Tagged with: Church building Gothic Revival

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SJ 86 NW
1/32 Church of St Michael
- II

Church. 1855-86. By Sir George Gilbert Scott. Snecked sandstone
with ashlar dressings and a C20 pantile roof. Decorated. Nave, with
northern aisle, chancel, north western porch, south eastern vestry and
north eastern organ chamber. Nave, northern face: of 4 bays with a
projecting plinth common to the whole building. Gabled projecting
porch to the second bay from right which has columns to either side
and a moulded archway with a hood mould and label stops. Further
pilarettes to the corners of the porch and a trefoil to the gable with
foliate infill. Stone cross to the apex of the gable which has ashlar
springers and coping. The porch has stone benches to either side and
deeply chamfered window embrasures with a scissor-beam roof, and the
moulded door surround. To either side are 3 windows with geometrical
tracery, each of 2 lights with trefoil heads to the lights and
encircled quatrefoils to the apex. The heads of these windows project
up into gabled dormers which have ashlar coping. Behind the aisle
roof is a short piece of nave walling which has no openings. To the
eastern gable-end of the nave is a bellcote with two openings, one of
which contains a bell. The western end has a 2-light window with
trefoil heads and 4 dagger ornaments to the apex. All the masonry is
tooled vertically. At left of this is a 2-light window to the end of
the nave which has a trefoil to the apex and a hood mould with label
stops. The southern side has 4 bays of 2-light form with trefoil
heads to each light and quatrefoils to the apexes. The chancel has to
its southern side a lean-to at left which has an arched window with
trefoil light above it. To the right of this is a 2-light window with
a cinquefoil to the apex. The eastern window is of 3 lights and has
trefoil heads and encircled trefoils to the apex. Camopied niche above
in the gable. The northern side has the organ chamber at right with 2
lancet lights and at left of this a 2-light window with trefoil heads
to the lights and a cinquefoil to the apex.
Interior: The nave has a northern arcade of 4 aisles with circular
piers supporting foliate capitals and a continuous hood mould above
with foliate and figurehead label stops. Corbel table to the top of
the wall with chamfered corbels which support ashlar posts to the
eaves. Richly moulded chancel-arch font of C16 date with octagonal
body and blind tracery to the sides.

Listing NGR: SJ8459465017

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