St Michael's Church, Weeton

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St Michael's, Weeton
St Michael's, Weeton is located in the Borough of Fylde
St Michael's, Weeton
St Michael's, Weeton
Location in the Borough of Fylde
Coordinates: 53°47′59″N 2°56′09″W / 53.7996°N 2.9358°W / 53.7996; -2.9358
OS grid reference SD 3846034103
Location Weeton, Lancashire
Country England
Denomination Anglican
Architecture
Functional status Active
Heritage designation Grade II
Designated 11 June 1986 (1986-06-11)
Architect(s) E. H. Shellard (enlargement)
Completed 1843
Specifications
Materials red brick with stone dressings
Administration
Deanery Kirkham
Archdeaconry Lancaster
Diocese Blackburn
Province York
Clergy
Vicar(s) Rev Robert Marks

St Michael's Church is an Anglican church in the village of Weeton, Lancashire, England. It is an active parish church in the Diocese of Blackburn. It was built in 1843 and enlarged in 1846. It has been designated a Grade II listed building by English Heritage.

History[edit]

St Michael's Church was built in 1843 on land granted by the 13th Earl of Derby.[1][2] It became a parish church in 1846.[3] In 1852, architect E. H. Shellard enlarged the west end of the church.[1] St Michael's was designated a Grade II listed building by English Heritage in 1986.[2] The Grade II listing is for buildings that are "nationally important and of special interest".[4]

Architecture[edit]

St Michael's is constructed in the Early English style, of red brick with stone dressings. The roof is slate.[2] At the west end of the building there is a bellcote with a miniature spire.[1][2] The plan consists of a nave and a chancel. To the north of the nave is a porch at the main entrance, and to the south of the chancel is a vestry. There are coupled lancet windows, and a triple lancet window in the west wall.[2]

Internally, the roof's timber structure includes strutted king posts and arched braces. The nave has four bays and the chancel one. The church furniture includes a wooden pulpit, a matching minister's desk and original wooden pews. Memorials include a brass tablet dedicated to Edward Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby.[2]

Churchyard[edit]

The graveyard contains the war graves of two British Army soldiers of World War I, and an airman of World War II.[5]

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References[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Hartwell & Pevsner (2009), pp. 683–84
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Church Of St Michael, Church Road", National Heritage List for England (English Heritage), retrieved 29 April 2011 
  3. ^ Farrer & Brownbill, pp. 176–78
  4. ^ Listed Buildings, English Heritage, 2010, retrieved 22 August 2011 
  5. ^ [1] CWGC Cemetery Report. Breakdown obtained from casualty record.

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