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Church of St Margaret of Antioch, Bygrave

Description: Church of St Margaret of Antioch

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 27 May 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 162209

OS Grid Reference: TL2660336134
OS Grid Coordinates: 526603, 236134
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0092, -0.1568

Location: Bygrave, Hertfordshire SG7 5EE

Locality: Bygrave
Local Authority: North Hertfordshire District Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SG7 5EE

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Listing Text


4/78 Church of
27.5.68 St. Margaret of

- II*

Parish Church. Small building with C12 nave and S door. C14 chancel.
Most windows C15. Clunch walls with brick and flint rubble, plastered.
Roman tiles to NE and SE nave quoins. Slate roofs. W gable end has
semi-octagonal stair turret with timber bell cage. Clunch quoins.
Chamfered plinth. 2-light square headed cinquefoiled window. Similar
windows to nave and chancel N and S walls. C17 blocked N door with key
and impost blocks. S door is C12: single attached shafts with scalloped
capitals. Roll-moulded arch. Porch is probably C19. Chancel has late C15
E window: 3 cinquefoiled lights with 6 stepped trefoiled lights above.
C14 door to N chancel wal. S wall of choir with 3-light depressed arch
window. Interior. C19 roofs to nave arid choir. Late C14 chancel arch
with attached round shafts. C14 piscina. The chancel screen is C15: 5
ogee-headed arches in open traceried upper part, loft and canopy
missing. C17 royal crest. C15 poppy-headed chancel stalls. Mid C17 altar
rails. C17 pulpit with re-used C15 panels. Most important feature: C15
font at W end. Octagonal, the panels with carved instruments of the
Passion, base with angels bearing crests. W and N chancel walls have
fragments of C14 paintings. (RCHM, 1910; Pevsner(1977)).

Listing NGR: TL2660336134

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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