Elton St Michael and All Angels


The church from the
South porch Lead rainwater
head on the
nave dated 1857

The church consists of chancel, nave, south porch and a low embattled west tower. The external walls are plastered in imitation of ashlar stonework.

The three-stage tower has an embattled parapet with corner pinnacles, clasping buttresses and the stages are marked by bands. It was constructed of brick during the 1855-7 restoration: there is a rainwater head dated 1856.

The embattled nave has a square porch on the south side and several lead rainwater heads dated 1857.

The earliest feature of the church is the blocked three-bay Transitional south arcade. It consists of 'round, double-chamfered arches on round piers with moulded capitals one with nailhead decoration visible.' The south aisle was demolished in 1786.

The blocked south
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