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Church of St Michael

A Grade II* Listed Building in Wheathill, Shropshire

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Latitude: 52.4154 / 52°24'55"N

Longitude: -2.5585 / 2°33'30"W

OS Eastings: 362107

OS Northings: 279852

OS Grid: SO621798

Mapcode National: GBR BS.NW9Z

Mapcode Global: VH840.LKR7

Plus Code: 9C4VCC8R+4H

Entry Name: Church of St Michael

Listing Date: 12 November 1954

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1383760

English Heritage Legacy ID: 484192

Location: Wheathill, Shropshire, DY14

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Wheathill

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Silvington

Church of England Diocese: Hereford

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Church. C12 and C14 with C17 additions and alterations, C19
restoration. Rubble stone with ashlar dressings. Plain-tile
PLAN: chancel, nave with south porch, and west tower
asymmetrically set against nave. Nave in 2 widths, having been
extended into part of chancel.
EXTERIOR: chancel with restored paired cusped lancets on east
and south sides. Nave north door blocked leaving C12 round
arch exposed. 2 restored paired cusped lancets on both north
and south sides of nave. South doorway has plain tympanum
under bold roll-moulding set in recessed semicircular panel
over tympanum, with scalloped capitals with cable-moulding,
column shafts set in recess on C12 base to west and modified
later base to east. Door is studded, boarded and cross-boarded
with iron strap hinges, bearing date 1679. South porch: tiled
gabled porch with round-arched entrance in stone walls dated
1662. Plain late C12 tower with Transitional west lancet and
restored battlements.
INTERIOR: plastered ceilings and walls. Restored pointed
chancel arch. C17 carved timber panelling around altar. Late
C12 pointed single-stepped tower arch set on hollow chamfered
abaci and debased flat-leafed capitals, below which a diagonal
inset cuts across the stepping of the responds. C12 plain
circular font. Armorial tablet to Edward Mytton d.1683.
Inscription over south porch entrance: "This porch was built
by John Hil, Gent and Ursula his widow 1662".
(The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Shropshire:
Harmondsworth, Middlesex: 1958-: 289).

Listing NGR: SO6210779852

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