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Stragglethorpe, St Michael
Stragglethorpe, St Michael
Stragglethorpe, St Michael

"C11, late C12, C15 and C18, restored c1980. Nave and chancel under single roof, with north aisle and south porch" 

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1061900 

Pevsner comments that the west wall is Saxo-Norman with much of the rest being Transitional "mixing up round and pointed arches and norman and E.E. motifs"

DB 14 April 2018

Stragglethorpe, Church, Saint Michael, Saxo-Norman, Transitional
Stragglethorpe, St Michael, Font
Stragglethorpe, St Michael, Font
Stragglethorpe, St Michael, Font

Drum-shaped Norman font.

The Corpus of Romanesque Sculpture gives a full description :-

http://www.crsbi.ac.uk/site/1229/ 

DB 14 April 2018

Stragglethorpe, Church, Saint Michael, Font, Norman
Stragglethorpe, St Michael, interior Looking East
Stragglethorpe, St Michael, interior Looking East
Stragglethorpe, St Michael, interior Looking East

Pevsner comments the church "has a happily unchanged interior, crowded and alive, still with plastered walls and ceiling and a clutter of C18 woodwork"

DB 14 April 2018

Stragglethorpe, Church, Saint Michael
Stragglethorpe, St Michael, Interior Looking West
Stragglethorpe, St Michael, Interior Looking West
Stragglethorpe, St Michael, Interior Looking West

The Corpus of Romanesque Sculpture states

" The church of St Michael in Stragglethorpe was subordinate to All Saints in Beckingham, its mother church.

A 1349 visitation to Stragglethorpe records the inhabitants complaints about their struggles to carry corpses through flood waters for burial at Beckingham"

http://www.crsbi.ac.uk/site/1229/  

DB 14 April 2018

Stragglethorpe, Church, Saint Michael
Stragglethorpe, St Michael, Michael & Dragon
Stragglethorpe, St Michael, Michael & Dragon
Stragglethorpe, St Michael, Michael & Dragon

West end has a carving of Michael spearing the dragon set in a tracery arch.

DB 14 April 2018

Stragglethorpe, Church, Saint Michael, Carving, Dragon
Stragglethorpe, St Michael, Porch
Stragglethorpe, St Michael, Porch
Stragglethorpe, St Michael, Porch

Porch must be later than the nave as there is a mass dial beside the south door.

DB 14 April 2018

Stragglethorpe, Church, Saint Michael, Porch
Stragglethorpe, St Michael, Pulpit
Stragglethorpe, St Michael, Pulpit
Stragglethorpe, St Michael, Pulpit

Double decker C18 pulpit.

DB 14 April 2018

Stragglethorpe, Church, Saint Michael, Pulpit
Stragglethorpe, St Michael, Richard Earle Monument
Stragglethorpe, St Michael, Richard Earle Monument
Stragglethorpe, St Michael, Richard Earle Monument

Memorial to Richard Earle died 1697 aged 24 by Thomas Green of Camberwell.

DB 14 April 2018

Stragglethorpe, Church, Saint Michael, Richard Earle, Thomas Green, Camberwell
Stragglethorpe, St Michael, Royal Arms
Stragglethorpe, St Michael, Royal Arms
Stragglethorpe, St Michael, Royal Arms

 

DB 14 April 2018

Stragglethorpe, Church, Saint Michael, Royal Arms
Stragglethorpe, St Michael, South Door
Stragglethorpe, St Michael, South Door
Stragglethorpe, St Michael, South Door

Transitional doorway with pointed arch but billet frieze.

DB 14 April 2018

Stragglethorpe, Church, Saint Michael, South Door
Stragglethorpe, St Michael, South Door, Mass Dial
Stragglethorpe, St Michael, South Door, Mass Dial
Stragglethorpe, St Michael, South Door, Mass Dial

"Some 3,000 mass, tide or scratch dials have been recorded in the UK.

Typically located on the south wall of a parish church, this form of sundial was used to mark the ‘variable’ time of liturgical services in the medieval world."

http://www.buildingconservation.com/articles/mass-dials/mass-dials.htm

See also

http://sundialsoc.org.uk/dials_menu/mass-dials/ 

DB 14 April 2018

Stragglethorpe, Church, Saint Michael, South Door, Mass Dial
Stragglethorpe, St Michael, Stained Glass
Stragglethorpe, St Michael, Stained Glass
Stragglethorpe, St Michael, Stained Glass

Fragment of medieval glass in the east window.

DB 14 April 2018

Stragglethorpe, Church, Saint Michael, Glass
Stragglethorpe, St Michael, War Memorial
Stragglethorpe, St Michael, War Memorial
Stragglethorpe, St Michael, War Memorial

First world war memorial recording four names.

DB 14 April 2018

Stragglethorpe, Church, Saint Michael, War Memorial
Stragglethorpe, Stragglethorpe Hall
Stragglethorpe, Stragglethorpe Hall
Stragglethorpe, Stragglethorpe Hall

"Country house. C16 restored and greatly extended in 1912-14 by Biddulph Pinchard"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1147803 

Stragglethorpe Hall website gives a fuller account of the house :-

http://stragglethorpehall.com/about/ 

Pevsner comments that :-

"What is modern and what is old is now difficult to decide. In any case the C20 restorations have produced a wholly successful effect of a rambling picturesque manor house of 'olden time'" 

DB 8 December 2017

Stragglethorpe, Hall, Biddulph Pinchard