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CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL

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A church situated in the village of Princetown. It was built in circa 1810 to 1814 and was designed by the architect Daniel Alexander. The chancel was altered in 1868 by R.M. Fulford and between 1898 and 1901 the arcades were inserted, the chancel extended and the eastern aisles were added. These alterations were designed by E.H. Sedding. A further work took place in 1915 when the tower was restored by Richardson and Gill. The church was built of granite rubble and dressed rubble quotas. The roof is covered by slate. The plan comprises a west tower, a broad nave of five bays with passage aisles, a small north-west porch and a south-east vestry. Of historical importance is the stained glass of 1910 in the east window by Mayer of Munich. It was installed in memory of the American prisoners-of-war who helped to build the church and especially the 218 who died here. The church is also a memorial to the French prisoners who also helped building it.

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