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Church of St Michael and All Angels

A Grade II* Listed Building in Longdendale, Tameside

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Latitude: 53.4544 / 53°27'15"N

Longitude: -2.01 / 2°0'36"W

OS Eastings: 399431

OS Northings: 395293

OS Grid: SJ994952

Mapcode National: GBR GXDH.MF

Mapcode Global: WHB9S.3F3M

Entry Name: Church of St Michael and All Angels

Listing Date: 1 November 1966

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1356436

English Heritage Legacy ID: 212546

Location: Tameside, SK14

County: Tameside

Electoral Ward/Division: Longdendale

Built-Up Area: Glossop

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Mottram-in-Longdendale St Michael

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text


4/86 Church of
St. Michael and
1.11.66 All Angels

G.V. II*

Church. C15, the tower of c.1486. The interior, vestry and
clerestory by Shellard 1854. Hammer-dressed stone with
ashlar clerestory and graduated stone slate roof. Nave with
aisles, aisle chapels, south porch and west tower. Chancel
and north vestry. Perpendicular style. 6 bay aisle (and
chapel) with porch in bay 2. Weathered plinth and
castellated parapet. Each bay has a weathered buttress and
stepped 3-light window with cusped head and dripmould which
is terminated in carved heads. The porch has a 4-centred
arch opening, angled buttresses and castellation. 6-bay
clerestory with windows of a similar design. 4-stage tower
with angled weathered buttresses, stone bands,castellated
parapet and crocketed corner finials. 3-light west window
with Perpendicular tracery, clock face above and 2-light
belfry openings. Stair turret in one corner. 2-bay chancel
with 5-light transomed Perpendicular-style east window and
vestry to north. Interior: nave arcade on octagonal columns
with moulded heads. Braced tie-beam nave roof and arch-
braced chancel trusses which are supported on enriched
corbels. High Victorian alabaster pulpit by H. Hems (1885).
Former painted reredos above chancel arch. Chandelier
(1755). Stained glass. Barrel-shaped stone font.Monuments:
2 early C15 recumbent stone effigies in Staveleigh chapel
(south). Reginald Bretland (1703), semi-reclining figure on
supporting plinth with latin text. Also inscribed slab to
John Pycton, rector (1517) - defaced and no longer visible.
A well positioned church which retains much of its Medieval
character externally and dominates the skyline for miles

Listing NGR: SJ9943195293

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

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