"C11, late C12, C15 and C18, restored c1980. Nave and chancel under single roof, with north aisle and south porch"
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
The approach to St Michael's from the south-west.
Peter Kirk Collection, 1991
Drum-shaped Norman font.
The Corpus of Romanesque Sculpture gives a full description :-
Pevsner comments the church "has a happily unchanged interior, crowded and alive, still with plastered walls and ceiling and a clutter of C18 woodwork"
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"
West end has a carving of Michael spearing the dragon set in a tracery arch.
Porch must be later than the nave as there is a mass dial beside the south door.
Double decker C18 pulpit.
Memorial to Richard Earle died 1697 aged 24 by Thomas Green of Camberwell.
Transitional doorway with pointed arch but billet frieze.
"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."
Fragment of medieval glass in the east window.
First world war memorial recording four names.
"Country house. C16 restored and greatly extended in 1912-14 by Biddulph Pinchard"
Stragglethorpe Hall website gives a fuller account of the house :-
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