Kirklington – St. Michael

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The church of St. Michael in Kirklington, North Yorkshire, with its 15th century tower.  In 1200 the chancel was rebuilt and the aisles were added in the 14thC.

 

St. Michael, Kirklington, North Yorkshire
Entrance to the church is via the North Porch through a Narthex – which I should imagine is a great way of reducing the noise of heavy church door latches opening and closing during services.

 

St. Michael, Kirklington, North Yorkshire
A modern 19thC font at the West end of the South aisle.

 

Two late 14th Century effigies of a knight and his lady – possibly John de Wandesford and Elizabeth de Musters.  The effigy with the ruff is on top of a tomb of Christopher Wandisford who died in 1590.  Hung high on the south wall of the nave is a helmet with a crest – of a church – the crest of Christopher Wandisford.

 

At each side of the East wall behind the alter there is a niche – I’ve not seen this too often in the churches I’ve visited.

 

St. Michael, Kirklington, North Yorkshire
The double piscina is also a little unusual.

 

St. Michael, Kirklington, North Yorkshire
Decorated wooden corbels run down each side of both the chancel and nave at the wall/roof line.

 

St. Michael, Kirklington, North Yorkshire
The stained glass window at the East end of the North aisle is relatively new.  At the top of the picture you can see an example of the carved stone headstops found along the aisle columns.

 

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This selection of headstops can be found in the nave and aisles.

 

St. Michael, Kirklington, North Yorkshire
This small effigy (former headstop?) can be found on the South wall of the tower at the West end.

 

Stained Glass

 

Organ St. Michael's Kirklington

Organ – located in the chancel.

 

Pulpit St. Michael's Kirklington

Pulpit

 

St. Michael, Kirklington, North Yorkshire
Blocked door on the North Aisle.

 

St. Michael, Kirklington, North Yorkshire
Window an example of the position of some of the decorative label stops around the outside of the church.

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There is a mixture of label stops around the outside of the church which seem to be a mix of ages.  In a couple of places newer walls have been fitted with recesses to allow the label stops at windows to remain in place.

 

References: principally 2, 8

—–Stephen—–


3 Responses to “Kirklington – St. Michael”

  1. Lovely, thank you, really enjoyed the photos 🙂

  2. Fantastic photos.

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