© Mr Alastair Cochrane ARPS
CHURCH OF ST MARY AND ST MICHAEL, BAILIFFGATE (north side)
ALNWICK, ALNWICK, NORTHUMBERLAND
Mr Alastair Cochrane ARPS
23 August 1999
25 August 1977
Date of last amendment:
20 February 1952
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1. (North Side)
Church of St Mary
and St Michael
NU 1813 NW 3/2
Unusally large aisled church for Northumberland. Of the long single vessel apsed
Norman church only fragments remain, some built into chancel arch. Present church
dates largely from circa 1464 (Chartere of Henry VI) with various restorations:-
by Vincent Shepherd in 1782 (when it was given a fan-vaulted plaster ceiling etc),
1818 by towns people and circa 1863 by Salvin (who restored an overall Perpendicular
feeling). In plan a nave with a wide aisles of 5 bays and a chancel with chapels
of 3 bays. Tower at south-west end. In elevation a 3 stage embattled C15 tower
with angle buttresses having 12 set offs, and a long south aisle, its windows divided
by buttresses and with unusual octagonal stair turret at south-east end. A
C15 porch next to the tower, an unassuming priest's door into the south chapel.
A small clerestory with paired lights not aligned with internal arcades. Large
perpendicular tracery in windows.
Interior: North arcade has hexagonal piers with much moulded caps and paired fluting;
south arcade plain octagonal piers and carved corbel heads at rear; arcades of
chancel higher and more delicate having octagonal piers containing 8 keeled shafts
within cusped-head panels and angels at the arcade springing level.