Church of St Michael and Grave Cover Leaning on Buttress Beside N Door is listed on the National Heritage List for England with the following data. Some information may have become outdated since the date of listing. Text courtesy of Historic England. © Crown Copyright, reprinted under the Open Government License.
Listed Building Data
- List Entry ID
- CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL AND GRAVE COVER LEANING ON BUTTRESS BESIDE NORTH DOOR
- CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL AND GRAVE COVER LEANING ON BUTTRESS BESIDE NORTH DOOR, MOULTON LANE
- Grid Reference
- NZ 23520 05569
Listed Building Details
MIDDLETON TYAS MOULTON LANE NZ 2205-2305 (east side, off)
9/77 Church of St Michael and grave cover leaning on 4.2.69 buttress beside north door (formerly listed as Church of St Michael)
Church and grave cover. C12, C13, C14, restored 1867-9 by Sir Gilbert Scott. Rubble, artificial stone slate roof. West tower, 4-bay nave with aisles and south porch, 3-bay chancel with north vestry over heating chamber. Quoins. Tower: C13. 4 stages. C19 2-light west window and pointed second-stage light vent; south-east stair turret with light vents; chamfered northern third-stage light vent; 2-light belfry openings; corbelled parapet. Nave: C19 gabled single-storey porch on left has Early- English-style doorway and inner doorway of 2 chamfered orders, the outer one shafted and with label with head stops. Aisle: bays divided by stepped buttresses; C19 windows of 2 pointed lights with separate quatrefoils above; plain parapet; west-end window of 2 trefoiled lights with quatrefoil above; unusual east-end double-chamfered half-lunette window of 3 lights. Plain parapet with 3 water spouts. Ashlar coping and gable cross to right. North aisle, from east; stepped corner buttress; window of paired lancets with a single head; two 2-light windows with trefoils above and buttress in between; buttress; grave cover propped up vertically between north doorway and buttress to east, probably late C14, for a member of the Musard family, the hereditary constables of Richmond Castle, of coped section forming ridged cross, with shield emblazoned with the family arms - gules, 2 bars gemelles and a chief or; double-chamfered pointed-arch north doorway; lancet window; east-end window of 2 trefoiled lights with quatrefoil above. Chancel, from west: lancet window above blocked single-light 'leper window'; blocked pointed priest's door; 2 lancets; stepped buttress. Ashlar coping and gable cross to right. 3 stepped lancets under continuous stepped hood- mould to east end, 2 lancets to north. Interior: early C12 north arcade of 6 bays of 2 unchamfered orders, with cushion capitals and circular pillars except for central octagonal pillar. Late C13 - early C14 south arcade of 4 bays, with simply-moulded capitals except for richly-carved oak leaves on easternmost one and large heads between bays. Chancel arch of 2 chamfered orders, the inner one on shafted responds. In south wall of nave aisle, late C13 - early C14 tomb recess with triangular canopy, cusped and with worn crockets. Within recess, late C13 - early C14 coffin lid with very ornate foliate cross and rich foliage similar to that on capital. Further east, a trefoiled piscina. South doorway straight-headed internally. Monument on south wall of chancel to Rev John Mawer DD, d1763, who spoke 22 languages. In the nave, 3 hatchments, a piece of Saxon cross-head, a C15 alms box with 3 wrought-iron clasps to lid and a late C17 - early C18 communion table. VCH i, pp195-7.
Listing NGR: NZ2352005568