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IoE Number: 465404
Location: CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL, ST MICHAELS ROAD (south side)
  LEEDS, LEEDS, WEST YORKSHIRE
Photographer: Mr Dennis Carr
Date Photographed: 20 February 2006
Date listed: 26 September 1963
Date of last amendment: 26 September 1963
Grade II*

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LEEDSSE2835NWHEADINGLEY LANE, Headingley714-1/64/777(South West side)

LEEDS SE2835NW HEADINGLEY LANE, Headingley 714-1/64/777 (South West side) 26/09/63 Church of St Michael GV II* Anglican church. 1884-5. By JL Pearson. In Gothic Revival style. Coursed squared gritstone, tiled roofs. PLAN: nave with large clerestory, chancel, N and S transepts, N and S aisles. EXTERIOR: tall W tower with thin broach spire and pinnacles. Turreted E gable of chancel, 2 tiers of 3 lancet windows. West end: shallow porch between buttresses has double doors with decorative hinges, attached triple columns, dogtooth mouldings, statue of St Michael in apex of pitched roof; 4-light window with quatrefoil tracery, 3-stage tower above has paired 2-light windows and tall stone-louvred belfry stage. INTERIOR: 3-bay nave, shallow transepts, 3-bay chancel. Nave has cylindrical columns, attached columns on inner face of walling rise between clerestory windows to plain chamfered arches which divide the timber roof. Red and black tiled nave floor, wooden blocks to seating areas, polychrome marble floor to chancel. Alabaster octagonal font with carved biblical scenes on short granite columns; alabaster pulpit by Pearson has preaching figures and similar short columns; wrought-iron screen to chancel and S aisle chapel; lectern with polychrome marble base and brass figures of lions and angels, by Hardman Powel and Co., Birmingham, the inscription 'TO THE GLORY OF GOD, EASTER 1889'; reredos by Temple Moore, 1905 is of carved, gilded and painted wood with figures of Christ in Glory flanked by St George and St Michael and surrounded by saints of the early English church. A brass plaque at the W end of the church records that the memorial stone was laid 29 September 1884 by the Bishop of Ripon, the church was consecrated 8 July 1886, the top stone of the spire fixed 22 October 1890 and the reredos was dedicated 14 December 1905. A large, impressive church.

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