Gargoyles - St Michael and All Angels - Harston, Leicestershire
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB
N 52° 52.616 W 000° 45.347
30U E 651027 N 5860939
Quick Description: Gargoyles on the bell tower of St Michael and All Angels' church, Harston.
Location: East Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 4/11/2019 12:38:59 PM
Waymark Code: WM10C3J
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
Views: 1

Long Description:
Gargoyles on the bell tower of St Michael and All Angels' church, Harston. Lightly weathered, although some a lot more than others.

"Parish church. Late C14 west tower, nave 1888, chancel and south chapel 1871 by C. Kirk. Coursed ironstone and slate roofs. 3 stage tower supported on angle buttresses. Lancet west window ,single light to ringing chamber and 2-light belfry windows, all C19. String course below belfry and below crenellated parapet. Gabled south porch of 1888 and 2 2-light south windows in late Flowing style, each separated by stepped buttresses. 4 similar north window bays. 3 lancets to north chancel, one to south. South chapel impinges on nave and is similarly lit though lancets. 3 stepped lancets to east end. Interior. Octagonal traceried font, the stem C15, the bowl 1888. Triple chamfered tower arch on corbels. C19 scissor braced nave roof with 5 subsidiary arched braces on corbels. Chancel arch with Early English circular responds on waterholding bases and with moulded capitals. To either side are hollow chamfer mouldings. The arch itself has undercut mouldings. Chancel roof is a simpler version of that to nave: it has no arched braces. Windows of chancel shafted in interior. Chapel with 3-bay arcade of double columns arranged as a screen. Mid C17 panelled pulpit, of which 3 sides only remain. In porch stands an interlace Saxon stone with cable border."

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Water spout is used: yes

Condition: Lightly Weathered

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