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Description: Church of St.margaret
Date Listed: 4 October 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 182420
OS Grid Reference: SD5850668578
OS Grid Coordinates: 358506, 468578
Latitude/Longitude: 54.1114, -2.6362
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HORNBY-WITH-FARLETON MAIN STREET
SD 56 NE
7/124 Church of St.Margaret
Church, with tower built in 1514 by Sir Edward Stanley Lord Monteagle,
chancel incomplete at his death in 1524, nave rebuilt 1817, and arcades
and clearstorey added 1889 by Paley and Austin. Sandstone ashlar.
Comprises a west tower, nave and chancel under a continuous roof with
clearstorey, and north and south aisles. The tower is octagonal on plan
and of 3 stages, the 2 upper stages being set diagonally to the base. The
parapet is embattled with pinnacles and the bell openings each have a
mullion and a transom and have Tudor-arched heads with hoods. Above and
below them is a string with corner gargoyles. The middle stage has a
plaque carved with the Mounteagle arms. The west window is of 3 round-
headed lights under a pointed head with Perpendicular tracery. Above is a
panel inscribed: 'E. Stanley : miles : dnu : Montegle . me fieri fecit.'
The west doorway is chamfered in 2 orders and has a pointed head with
hood. The nave and aisles have embattled parapets. The south aisle is of 3
bays separated by buttresses and has 2-light windows with straight-sided
Tudor heads. To the right is a chamfered doorway. The clearstorey windows
are of 3 lights under a pointed head with Perpendicular tracery. The north
side is treated similarly, At the east end is a semi-octagonal apse. The
north and south sides, and each canted side, have cross windows with
Tudor-arched heads, Perpendicular tracery, and ogee hoods with head stops
and floriated finials. The east window has a round head, 3 cinquefoiled
upper lights and 3 Tudor-arched lower lights. Inside, the 5-bay nave
arcades have moulded pointed arches, and piers chamfered in 2 orders. The
roof is boarded, of shallow pitch with tie beams but no principals. The
pews, carved choir stalls, and communion rails, appear to date from the
1889 restoration. In the south aisle is a memorial tablet by Hardman to
Dr. John Lingard, historian and Catholic priest of Hornby 1811-51.
Listing NGR: SD5851168581
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Source: English Heritage
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