CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1343026
Date first listed:
31-Jul-1986
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL, LEIGH ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL, LEIGH ROAD

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

District:
Walsall (Metropolitan Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SP 02473 99908

Details

WALSALL MB LEIGH ROAD (off) SP 09 NW Rushall 7/56 Church of St Michael

GV II Church. 1856, on older site, by James Cranston. Lengthened, and south-west tower with spire added, 1867-8. Limestone, with rubble walls and steep tile roofs. Comprises a nave, north and south transepts, lower chancel, and north vestry. The tower has angle buttresses, and a central buttress above the lowest stage, which is set forward. To each side of this buttress there is a one-light opening to both,upper stages. The broach spire has red sandstone bands, and lucarnes with detached square shafts. The west door is moulded with pointed arch and angle shafts. The west window of the nave has Geometrical tracery and is of four lights. The nave windows are of paired trefoiled lights. On the south side the nave if of three bays separated by buttresses. On the north it is of four bays, with a further one-light window to the east. In the angle with the transept is a stair turret. The north wall of the transept has three trefoiled lights. Above them is a 2-light window with Geometrical tracery. The lower part of the south transept is now covered by a gabled porch and late C20 extension. The chancel east window is of three trefoiled lights with Geometrical tracery. Interior: nave roof trusses have curved braces rising to collars. At the crossing two trusses intersect diagonally to form a skeleton vault. The chancel arch is narrower than the nave: it is pointed and moulded in two orders. A fresco, painted in 1905, covers the east wall of the transept. Windows contain some late C19 and early C20 glass.

Listing NGR: SP0247399908

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
219098
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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Date: 18 Aug 2002
Reference: IOE01/05596/02
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr J J Sheridan. Source Historic England Archive
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