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IoE Number: 207027
Location: CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL, COBHAM CLOSE SW11
  WANDSWORTH, WANDSWORTH, GREATER LONDON
Photographer: Mr David March
Date Photographed: 06 October 2000
Date listed: 07 April 1983
Date of last amendment: 07 April 1983
Grade II

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COBHAM CLOSE SW115033Church of St MichaelWandsworth CommonTQ 27SE 4/9

COBHAM CLOSE SW11 1. 5033 Church of St Michael Wandsworth Common TQ 27SE 4/9 II 2. 1881 by William White. A Gothic-style group of church and school in parallel, faced in yellow stocks with dressings of stone and red rubbers and characterised by crow- stepped gables. The roofs are tiled and the ridges and crow-steps have crocket tiles. The church is of nave and aisles. Its north elevation has 5 Gothic-arch plate- tracery windows with twin lancets and quatrefoil beneath a dripstone. The upper margin of the wall is diapered and has a cogged cornice. The laterally placed Gothic-arch door is recessed within a surround of stepped orders beneath a dripstone. The coping above supports a stone crow-stepped gable with canopied niche framing a relief of St Michael. On the east elevation the polygonal chancel is flanked by the aisle gables, each pierced by a cusped-tracery window of 4 lancets with roundels above. The north aisle roof ridge is surmounted by an open timber bellcote with slated broach spire. Within, the nave has wide aisles under separate gables: the arcades are very light, with brick arches on pillars of granolith. The apsidal chancel, above an undercroft, has aisles. The roof principals are of planks bolted together, and plenty of iron is used. The symmetrical entrance elevation of the 2 storey school is of 7 bays articulated by lesenes. On the ground floor the moulded Gothic-arch door surround is surmounted by a gable. The 3 bays left and right have Gothic-arch windows with traceried glazing bars to the heads beneath dripstones. On the first floor, above a cillband each of 7 windows has a shallow pointed arch head with traceried glazing bars to the head. A timber louvre with saddleback roof breaks from the roof ridge.

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