Monday, 16 September 2013

Kirby le Soken

The nave and chancel were rebuilt in 1833 and, surprisingly, restored in 1870 resulting in St Michael being a large soulless building. Other than some good glass it contains very little of interest.

ST MICHAEL. Surprisingly big and important looking W tower. Knapped flint with a quatrefoil frieze at the base, massive diagonal buttresses with four set-offs, tall two-light bell-openings with one transome and battlements with flint and stone chequer decoration. The rest of the church looks almost entirely Victorian. Nothing of the rebuilding of 1833 remained visible under the treatment of the restorer of 1870.

Glass (8)

Glass (17)

Glass (14)

A rare omission by Mee.

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