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St Michael, Aughton, Lancashire

pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Lancashire
now Lancashire
medieval York
now Liverpool
  • James Cameron
31 Mar 2018

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The church is of a late-medieval fully aisled vessel plan, but with the unusual feature of a 14th-15thc steeple at the E end of the N aisle of the nave. Much of the of the fabric of the chancel is Perpendicular or late 14thc, but the SW corner of the building is essentially Romanesque masonry, including the W front up to gable level. The S wall contains remains of a Romanesque window and S doorway, before being continued by a late 14thc extension.


Aughton appears in the Domesday Book with a taxable value of 12 carucates. The church was a parish with an independent rectory but it was ommitted from the 1291 Taxatio presumably on the account of it being deemed worth less than 2 marks.


Exterior Features


Loose Sculpture


This Aughton, near Ormskirk is not to be confused with the hamlet in North Lancashire on the north bank of the Lune River which is usually styled as part of Halton-with-Aughton.


R. Pollard and N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England: Lancashire: Liverpool and the South-West, New Haven and London 2006, 201-02.