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Description: Church of St. Margaret
Date Listed: 6 September 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 195220
OS Grid Reference: TF2415164697
OS Grid Coordinates: 524151, 364697
Latitude/Longitude: 53.1649, -0.1444
There is also a scheduled monument, Churchyard Cross, St Margaret's Churchyard, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.
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ROUGHTON MAIN STREET
TF 26 NW
10/35 Church of
Parish church. C13, C14, C15, C16, C19. Squared greenstone
rubble, squared limestone rubble, red brick in English bond, some
render, slate roofs. Western tower, nave and chancel. The 2
stage C15 tower is built of squared greenstone rubble to the
lower stage, with later C15 brick above, some render and ashlar
dressings to the lower stage. It has a brick band below belfry
level, a dogtooth cornice, a parapet, battlemented on the western
face only with a wide central battlement having a small pediment
over. The bell is housed in a wooden case above the tower, which
is surmounted by a weather vane. 2 large clasping brick
buttresses have been added to the western corners. The western
doorway has a 4 centred arched head with shields in the spandrels
and a roll moulded and concave surround. Above is a 2 light C15
window with cusped heads to the lights. To the belfry stage are
2 light openings with brick mullions, 4 centred heads to the
lights which are set in a chamfered brick surround with hood
mould over. The lower part of the nave is in squared limestone
rubble, the upper part in later brickwork with dogtooth eaves.
The north side is blank save for a blocked round headed doorway.
The north side of the chancel is entirely in brick with dogtooth
eaves and is blank. The east wall of the chancel has a 3 light
C19 window. The south side of the chancel is partly rendered
with brick patching and ashlar quoins. There are 2 C13 3 light
windows, one with cinquefoil plate tracery, the other with
intersecting tracery and a trefoil in the head. There is a
pointed priest's doorway. The south side of the nave is in
squared limestone rubble with the upper part in brick as north
side. A central blocked doorway is flanked by 2 C19 2 light
windows. In the tower east wall 2 pitch lines of earlier nave
roofs can be seen. Interior. The C15 tower arch has octagonal
responds and a single chamfered pointed arch. The chancel arch
is pointed but unmoulded. In the chancel is an aumbry with
pierced wooden screen. The roofs are C19. Fittings. The C12
circular font has a fine C16 wooden cover. There is a C17 oak
chest and a C18 panelled pulpit with later barley twist balusters
and Ionic fluted and knopped newel. The chancel brass
candelabrum is C18. All other fittings are C19 although the low
chancel screen may incorporate some C14 panels and the pew ends
are probably C16. At the west end of the nave are 2 commandment
boards. Monuments In the chancel is an alabaster wall plaque
to Norres Fynes d.1735 and a circular slate plaque to Rev. Arthur
Rockcliffe d.1798. In the nave is a marble plaque to Charles
Listing NGR: TF2415164697
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