Monument record OUL 004 - St Michaels Church (PMed)

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A photographic survey of the outside of the church was carried out. Monitoring of groundworks for an extension identified various child graves and possible adult graves.


Grid reference Centred TM 50990 93583 (7m by 5m)
Map sheet TM59SW


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

The recording of the north wall of the nave revealed three main phases of construction with the majority of the fabric characterised by well-defined flint courses and dating to the 12th century. A semicircular arched doorway was probably a contemporary feature but had at the very least been re-set in its original location. Three perpendicular windows were inserted during the late 15th or 16th century in conjunction with the raising of the nave walls by approximately 0.5 metres. A third strip of wall fabric at the top of the wall was thought to be associated with the construction of a new roof during the 19th century. Four burials were disturbed during the subsequent groundworks, all infants or children. It is not uncommon for the graves of infants and children to be grouped together close to the church in this way (S1).
See Med for church.

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Atfield, R.. 2008. Monitoring Report Generic. Boulter S, SCCAS 2008/154.

Finds (2)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Sep 13 2012 4:38PM

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