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Church of St Michael

A Grade II Listed Building in Water, Lancashire

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Latitude: 53.7202 / 53°43'12"N

Longitude: -2.2479 / 2°14'52"W

OS Eastings: 383738

OS Northings: 424888

OS Grid: SD837248

Mapcode National: GBR DTRF.45

Mapcode Global: WHB89.FRTF

Entry Name: Church of St Michael

Listing Date: 30 November 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1361996

English Heritage Legacy ID: 185747

Location: Rossendale, Lancashire, BB4

County: Lancashire

District: Rossendale

Town: Rossendale

Electoral Ward/Division: Whitewell

Built-Up Area: Water

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Newchurch St Nicholas with St John

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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Listing Text


6/168 Church of St. Michael
- II

Church, 1847-8, by J. Clarke (Pevsner); altered. Sandstone rubble with
steeply-pitched stone slate roofs (except nave, which is now slate) gable
copings with figured kneelers. Cruciform plan: nave, transepts, apsidal
chancel, focussed on a square crossing tower with cylindrical stair turret
attached at south east corner. Norman style, with small round-headed windows.
West end of 3-bay nave has added porch protecting a round-arched doorway which
has shafts with cushion capitals, 3 windows above the porch, circular window
in the gable; side walls of nave have 3 windows; short transepts have one
window in each side, 2 in the gable and a circular window above; apse has 3
windows and roof with overhanging eaves. Short crossing tower of one stage
above the ridge has on each side a round-headed belfry opening of 2 louvres
with a cushion-capital colonette, corbelled parapet with roll-moulded
weathered coping, and a weather vane rising from the centre of the roof (which
is not visible); in south-east angle is an unusual 2-stage stair turret, the
1st stage square with a priest door and 2 lancets, the upper stage cylindrical
with a conical cap. Interior: altered by insertion of partition wall in tower
arch, leaving nave as single vessel, the only feature of interest being the
arch-braced collar beam roof. History: Commissioners' church, cost £2,060

Listing NGR: SD8373824888

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

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