Barton: St Michael

Barton: St Michael
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Statutory Designation Information

Listed Building?
This is a Grade I Listed Building
View more information about this Listed Building on the National Heritage List for England web site
Scheduled Monument?
There is no Scheduled Monument within the curtilage or precinct

National Park

The church is in the following National Park: Lake District National Park

Conservation Area

The church is not in a Conservation Area

Heritage At Risk Status

On Heritage At Risk Register?
This church is not on the Heritage at Risk Register

Approximate Date

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Exterior Image

Exterior image of 607122 Barton St Michael
Exterior image of 607122 Barton St Michael
Photograph of the south elevation as seen from the south in the churchyard.
Year / Date:
February 2017
Archbishops' Council
Tom Ashley

Summary Description

The plan of the church is dominated by the massive central tower. The tower and east end of the church are C12th with narrow round arched openings on the east / west axis to the base of the tower which will have formed the Narthex to the early church. These openings have later been widened with lower segmental arches in an attempt to improve visual continuity between the east end and the later west end of the church. The church has been extensively enlarged and altered at several periods of its history. The west end, the south doorway and the south aisle arcade appear to be early to mid C13th, north aisle arcade and south chapel, c1300, tower arches and south chapel arch early C14th, west and north windows and south and east chapel windows early C16th, altar rail and east panelling C17th. The south aisle arcade is carried on octagonal shafts and capitals. The north aisle arcade is carried on quatrefoil shafts and capitals with fillet mouldings to the shafts. The present roof structures are C19th and there is a C19th carved timber pulpit and reading desk. There are floor and wall memorials from the mediaeval period until the C17th. Walling stone is of sandstone ranging in colour from red through mauve to buff and is laid uncoursed, coursed or random coursed in a pattern that would suggest a need for careful interpretation of building phases.

Visiting and Facilities

The church is open for worship.
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Church Website

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Sources and Further Information

Tom Ashley (February 2017) Exterior image of 607122 Barton St Michael [Digital Archive/Graphic material]
Exterior image of 607122 Barton St Michael
Unknown (Unknown) Church plan of 607122 Barton St Michael [Digital Archive/Graphic material]
Church plan of 607122 Barton St Michael
Tom Ashley (February 2017) Interior image of 607122 Barton St Michael [Digital Archive/Graphic material]
Interior image of 607122 Barton St Michael
CWGC (2016) Commonwealth War Graves Commission CWGC Unique File Reference Number: 3387 [Bibliography/Data]
Number of War Graves: 1
Church of England (2021) A Church Near You [Digital Archive/Index]
View information on worship and access at this church
ICBS (1817-1989) Incorporated Church Building Society Archive [Archive/Graphic material]

Ground plan

ICBS File Number - 05812

Coverage - 1861

Created by UNKNOWN

Church Buildings Council (2019) Church Bells 2 Bells [Archive/Index]
2 Bells