St Michael's Church, Spurriergate, York
|St Michael’s Church, Spurriergate, York|
St Michael’s Church, Spurriergate York
|Previous denomination||Church of England|
|Heritage designation||Grade I listed|
The church dates from the 12th century with elements from the 14th and 15th centuries.
The tower was lowered between 1966 and 1967. The church closed in 1984 and the building re-opened as a restaurant and cafe in 1989. The conversion retained a small chapel upstairs which is used occasionally for worship.
The exterior west end of the south wall contains a painted clock face. The clock mechanism inside is inscribed with "Reconstructed by G. J. F. Newey in 1896".
The church contained an organ by Denman and Son which was installed in 1890. It had 9 stops on the Swell, 7 on the Great, 2 on the Pedal and cost just over £300 (equivalent to £30,300 in 2016). It was transferred in 1972 to All Saints’ Church, Castleford. A specification of the organ can be found on the National Pipe Organ Register. The church also contained a 3 stop continuo organ by Grant Degens and Bradbeer, dating from 1969, which was moved to Lund Parish Church in 1973 and subsequently Southwell Minster. A specification of the organ can be found on the National Pipe Organ Register.
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