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Description: Church of St Margaret
Date Listed: 16 August 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 102700
OS Grid Reference: ST8235218632
OS Grid Coordinates: 382352, 118632
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9668, -2.2527
ST 81 NW MARGARET MARSH
5/72 Church of St Margaret
Parish Church, C15 west tower, remainder rebuilt 1872. C19 work by
Crickmay. Coursed squared rubble and ashlar with ashlar dressings.
Tiled, gable-ended roofs, with stone copings. Plan: west tower, nave,
chancel, south porch. West tower: 3-stages separated by weathered
strings; diagonal buttresses to first 2 stages; embattled parapet;
octagonal vice tower; 4-centred arch west door of 2 chamfered orders with
label; 3-light, vertical tracery window under 2-centred head with
string course carried over as label; 2-centred, 2-light bell-stage
openings with lattice stone panels; south face has similar window in
second stage; gargoyle to parapet string. Nave windows are 2-light
with vertical tracery under 2-centred heads with returned labels.
North and south chancel windows of 2-lights with flowing tracery. East
window of 3-lights with vertical tracery under a 2-centred head with
stopped label. Gabled south porch with 4-centred, plain chamfered arch.
South door of a similar pattern. Internal features: early C14 round
bowl font on C18 base. Some medieval glass reset in west-window.
Other fittings and fixtures largely C19.
RCHM, Dorset, vol IV, p 45/6, no 1. Newman J, and Pevsner N, The
Buildings of England: Dorset, Penguin, 1972, p 269.
Listing NGR: ST8235218632
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