(O.S. 6 in. (a)xxiv. N.E. (b)xxiv. S.E.)
b(1). Parish Church of St. Michael, stands
about 1¾ miles S. of Linslade. The walls are of
stone with a thin coating of plaster; the roof is
tiled. The building is of rectangular plan, with
detail of the 14th century, but some of the walls
were built possibly before that date. Foundations
discovered on the E. side of the churchyard
indicate the former existence of a chancel, but no
trace of a chancel arch remains in the E. wall.
The E. and W. gables were re-built, the N. porch
was added and the church generally restored in
Architectural Description—The Church (29½ ft.
by 18 ft.) is without structural divisions. The
E. window is modern, except the N. jamb,
which is of the 14th century. In the N. wall is
a 16th-century doorway with chamfered jambs
and depressed four-centred head. In the S. wall
is a window of two lights under a square head,
also of the 16th century; W. of the window is a
jamb and part of the head apparently of a doorway, almost hidden by a modern chimney. The
W. window is of three trefoiled lights and tracery,
of the 14th century, much restored. The bell-chamber at the W. end is modern.
Fittings—Bells: one, said to be by Anthony
Chandler, 1676. Font: circular tub-shaped bowl
moulded at the top and bottom, broken across the
middle, 12th-century, small cemented pedestal
modern. Niches: In E. wall—one on each side
of window, with moulded jambs and cinque-foiled
head, 14th-century. Piscinae: In E. wall—under
niche on N. side of window, with moulded jambs
and cinque-foiled head, 14th-century, restored,
basin modern; in S. wall, recess only, with chamfered jambs and trefoiled head, 14th-century.
Plate: includes pewter flagon with lid, dated 1670.
Miscellanea: In W. gable, outside, stone said to
bear the date 1620, now illegible.
Condition—Fairly good, much restored, large
crack in the S. wall, apparently due to comparatively recent settlement, as it shows in the cement
on the wall inside.
a(2). Homestead Moat, 200 yards N.E. of the
church, partly natural.