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Church of St Margaret, Leicester

Description: Church of St Margaret

Grade: I
Date Listed: 5 January 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 188606

OS Grid Reference: SK5854205087
OS Grid Coordinates: 458542, 305087
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6404, -1.1363

Location: 21 St Margaret's Street, Leicester LE1 4AL

Locality: Leicester
County: Leicester
Country: England
Postcode: LE1 4AL

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Listing Text

In the entry for;
SK 5805
(east side)
5.1.50 B
the grade shall be amended to read; I

(East Side)
SK 5805 4/27 5.1.50 St Margaret's Church
Mainly C15. Section of possibly Anglo-Saxon wall under church. Transept
responds of circa 1200. South arcade, chancel arch (rebuilt 1860) and
south doorway late C13. North arcade circa 1300. Substantially Perpendicular
dating from 1444 with fine large west tower with panelled battlements,
pinnacles and stair-turret and tierceron vault inside; the clerestory,
north and south aisles, south porch with panelled front, fan-vault inside
porch and fireplace in chamber above, and chancel. C15 octagonal font.
Stained glass by Thomas Willement in 1840's, and by Wailes in 1864. Hinges
of north door C13. Monuments: 1520 Bishop Penny, 1444 William Barbour
and Wife. Tower contains fine peal of bells. Restored by Scott in 1860's
and by Street in 1881. Many good C18 and C19 slate headstones in churchyard.

Listing NGR: SK5854205087

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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