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West Lancashire (District Authority)
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SD 39147 05417


AUGHTON CHURCH LANE SD 30 NE 7/12 Church of St Michael 11-10-1968 GV I

Church. C14 with mid C12 and C13 remains, C15 north arcade, and mid C16 north aisle. Restored 1876 when C15 chancel rebuilt. Squared sandstone with stone slate roof. Comprises a nave, south porch, lower chancel, a north tower with stone spire between a north aisle and north chapel, and a north vestry. The west nave window is of 4 lights with reticulated tracery, restored in the C19. The west window of the north aisle is of 4 lights with transom and tracery under a 4-centred head. In the south wall of the nave are 3 early C20 windows of 2 lights with reticulated tracery under flat heads. Above and to the right of the porch is a window of 3 lights under a flat head. The porch is gabled and has a pointed chamfered outer doorway. The inner doorway is C15, moulded and pointed. To the right of the porch, partly covered by a buttress, are the remains of a mid C12 doorway, of 2 plain orders with angle shafts and scalloped capitals. The south chancel wall is of 3 bays and has 3-light windows with tracery under pointed heads. The east window is of 5 lights with transom and tracery under a Tudor-arched head. The east window of the north chapel is of 3 trefoiled lights under a flat head. Above it is a window of 3 pointed lights under a flat head. The north aisle has 4 windows of 3 lights with intersecting tracery under round heads. At the base of the tower is a pointed window of 2 lights with restored Y- tracery. The tower is broached to an octagonal bell stage which has openings of 2 trefoiled lights with a quatrefoil under a pointed head. Interior: north arcade of 4 bays with pointed arches chamfered in 2 orders springing from octagonal columns with capitals. To the east is a tower arch, chamfered in 3 orders dying into splayed reveals. The nave roof is C16 and of 8 bays, with arch-braces down to short wall posts and up to collars with central pendant bosses. The windbraces are straight and the principals are joined by a yoke below the ridge. The north aisle roof, of 6 bays, is similar but has cusped windbraces and no bosses. At the east end of the north aisle is a pointed tower arch, with the line of the roof of an earlier narrow aisle above. In the north wall of the tower is a recess with cusped and moulded arch. Between the north chapel and the chancel are 2 moulded pointed arches of C19 date. In the north aisle of the chancel is a C19 tomb chest in a gothic style, in a recess with cusped arch and crocketed gable. The C19 chancel roof is of 6 bays with arch-braced collar trusses rising from corbels alternately carved with angels. The C18 communion rails are turned and fluted. The C19 timber pulpit is elaborately carved with tracery and figures.

Listing NGR: SD3914705417


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

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Date: 12 Sep 1999
Reference: IOE01/01695/33
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Mike Pollitt. Source Historic England Archive
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