St Michael, Warmington, Warwickshire
- Site Location
- National Grid Reference
- SP 411 475
now (or name of monument): St Michael
- Type of building/monument
- Parish church
II General Description
The church consists of chancel, nave, N and S aisles, N chapel, W tower and N, S and W doorways. Three bays of the N arcade are mid-12thc. and three bays of the S arcade are late 12thc. Built entirely in local liassic ironstone, probably from Hornton quarries nearby.
IV Interior Features
(i) N arcade
Pier 1 (E)
Square chamfered plinth, chamfered round base, with a round shaft of five courses. Multi-scallop capital (ten on E face, nine on N face, eight on W face, nine on S face) with plain cones and shields and tapered rounded fillets between the cones. No necking. Impost as W respond.
(ii) S arcade
Of two bays. The arches are plain and ?pointed. The capitals are multi-scallop with necking and with much taller cones that the N aisle. All have hollow-chamfered imposts with a groove along the upright.
Pier 1 (E)
High square plinth with a small chamfer, partially restored. The base is simply a thick roll. The half-round shaft has four courses. Multi-scallop capital with tall, almost vertical cones above fine necking (nine scallops to each face). The impost is chamfered with a groove along the upright.
Similar to Pier 1, apart from the base which has a small roll between the prominent outer roll and the shaft. The shaft is slightly shorter than the respond shaft. The capital is multi-scallop although the cones are not as tall as those of Pier 1. The impost is hollow chamfered.
Situated W end of S aisle. The tub-shaped bowl could be 12thc., but it has no distinguishing features or markings and is not mentioned by Pevsner.
|h. of bowl||0.39 m|
|w. (upper)||0.71 m|
|w. (lower)||0.60 m|
|depth of bowl||0.30 m|
The carving of the capitals of the N arcade closely resembles that of the N arcade at Shotteswell as do the plinths and shafts. It is possible that the two operations were carried out simultaneously. The two churches are 2.5km apart.