Bramcote St Michael

Official Listing Description

SK 53 NW





Bramcote (east side)

Church of St. Michael and All

Grade II

Parish church. 1861. By John Johnson. C14, C14 and C15 style. West end vestry mid C20. Rockfaced ashlar with ashlar dressings. Plain and patterned slate roofs. Single ashlar side wall stack. Coped gables with gabled kneelers. Some coved eaves with ball flower. Buttressed throughout. South west tower, south porch, nave, chancel, north vestry, south aisle, west vestry. Tower, 3 stages, has deep battered plinth and canted stair turret to north west, with door. 2 string courses, linked hood mould with finials, eaves band with 4 gargoyles. Second stage has to south, a lancet with hood mould and mask stops. To west, 2 quatrefoil lights. Third stage has 4 Decorated double lancets and below each of them a gabled slit light with crocketed gable and gargoyles. Octagonal broach spire has 4 canopied lancets with flanking shafts. Above, staggered quatrefoil lights and weathercock. Timber framed south porch has chamfered ashlar plinth and 2 traceried glazed panels each side. Gabled,bargeboarded entrance has arch braces and a pail of wooden gates. Scissor braced common rafter roof. Nave, 4 bays, has to north, 4 double lancets with panel tracery. West end has Decorated triple lancet with hood mould. Chancel, 3 bays, has stepped string course. East end has Decorated triple lancet with hood mould and mask stops. South side has 3 single lancets with linked hood mould and mask stops. North vestry, 3 bays, has to north off-centre moulded C15 style door and to right and to east, a shouldered double lancet. South aisle, 2 bays, has at east end 5 light early C14 style lancet with Decorated tracery. South side has 2 Decorated double lancets. West vestry, 3 bays, has chamfered plinth-and coped parapet. West end has projecting centre with ashlar staircase to central door, flanked by single mullioned casements. North and south sides have each 2 mullioned casements. South doorway, C13 style, has hood mould. Nave south arcade, 4 bays, has 2 clustered piers with lobed bases and capitals. To west, single round pier with broached square base and foliate capital. Chamfered and moulded arches with hood mould. West end has pair of doors and stained glass window and brass, 1866. North side has 3 stained glass windows signed "T. F. Curtis, Ward & Hughes, London", 1914, 1918, 1919. Stained glass window 1938. Principal rafter roof with arch braces and wall shafts on corbels. Chancel has ornate C14 style arch and responds with flanking shafts and foliate capitals on angel corbels. Stepped screen wall and sill band. East end has large alabaster reredos, C14 style, with canopied niches and figures. Scissor braced roof with arch braces on angel corbels. South aisle has to east stained glass window and brass, 1905 and 1914. Lean-to roof with arch braces. Fittings include C13 round font with cusped blind arcading, C19 canted ashlar pulpit and brass lectern. Simple softwood benches, stalls and desks, some with doors. Monuments include painted slate tablet with Arms and acrostic verse to Henry Harley, 1650. Slate tablet signed 'W. Haywood Sculp.' 1747. Slate tablet with Arms, 1759. Classical marble and slate tablet with obelisk, figure of Hope and sarcophagus, 1818. Classical marble and slate tablet, 1841. Pedimented tablet, 1841. Gothic wall monument with Arms, 1869. Gregory hatchment. 3 brasses C19 and C20. Marble and slate tablet, 1914 and bronze War Memorial plaque, 1918.

Listing NGR: SK5075637799