Loppington, St Michael and All Angels

The Church

The chancel and nave of this handsome Grade I listed church are C13th and the south aisle and tower are C15th.

The nave roof was burnt off in 1643 during the Civil War and renewed in elaborate style.

The interior walls are bare stone. The arcade was renewed when the church was restored in 1869.

Most of the fittings are C19th although the panelled pulpit is probably early C18th.

There are four C18th funerary hatchments in the chancel (north wall) and aisle (south wall) and C18th and C19th wall memorials to local families throughout the church.

Our Work

Bat surveys in summer 2021 found that at least four bat species use St Michael's church as a roost site: common and soprano pipistrelles, brown long-eared bats and Natterer’s bats.

The mess and smell are particularly bad from May to August over the bat breeding season when the pews must be covered with plastic sheets.

The heritage hatchments and tapestries are suffering some damage from bat urine. The project's Heritage Advisor has provided advice on how to minimise this damage and the project has funded a bat box for the porch.

In June 2023 children from a nearby school visited their local church to learn about why bats like to roost in churches and how the project helped churches to coexist with their bats.


Loppington Case Study Poster

Loppington Bat Management Plan

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