St. Michael and All Angel's Church, Front Street, Esh (Esh)
Church of St Michael, Front Street, Esh © DCC 2006
Church of St Michael, Front Street, Esh © DCC 2004
Interior: inner porch has trailing iron foliage decoration. Painted plaster with ashlar dressings; boarded dado beside pews; boarded, panelled roof on cornice, with Tudor-flower bosses on chancel panels. Chamfered transept arch with similar inner arch on corbelled round shafts. Low square-headed piscina, slightly-chamfered, in south chancel wall. Hollow-chamfered rerearches and 2-centred-arched vestry door. Organ in transept. Glass includes south nave window by G.J. Baguley, north nave war memorial by Atkinson Bros., both of Newcastle upon Tyne. Lee memorial in transept by H.M. Barnet of the same town. Plaque in nave signed Walker and Emley, and dated 1884 for gift of porch and transept window in memory of former vicar. Early C14 effigy,against south wall of transept,has slightly-eroded costume detail; headless effigy of child wrapped in christening cloth on south window-sill of transept. (1)
The church is known to contain a number of features dedicated as war memorials (2-3).
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