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Description: Church of St Margaret
Date Listed: 14 September 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 195245
OS Grid Reference: TF2051971688
OS Grid Coordinates: 520519, 371688
Latitude/Longitude: 53.2286, -0.1960
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WISPINGTON CHURCH LANE
TF 27 SW
4/63 Church of
Parish church, now closed. 1863 by John Atkinson of York.
Squared grey sandstone rubble with limestone dressings, slate
roofs with stone coped gables and crosses fleury. Western tower,
nave, chancel, south porch, vestry. The 2 stage tower projects
only slightly from the west end of the nave. It has 2 stepped
buttresses which support a blank pointed arch. The 2 light west
window has a trefoil over and there is a quatrefoil above. The
belfry stage has paired lancets in the principal directions and
it is surmounted by a broached spire. To the north wall are 3
paired lancets and a single lancet window. To the north east
angle of the nave is a chimney with ashlar stack. The vestry has
a single east window. The chancel east window is of 3 pointed
lights, united under a hood mould, with label stops. The chancel
south wall has 2 lancets with hood moulds having carved
decorative label stops, featuring birds and animals. The nave
south wall has 2 pairs of flush lancets and the gabled south
porch has a single hollow chamfered order to the pointed doorway,
with hood mould and label stops, and a single chamfered inner
doorway. Interior. Font, pulpit and a relief of St. Margaret
were all carved in stone by the vicar, Rev. Charles Pratt Terrot.
Monuments. To the Philips family, one 1715 with putto heads and
a skull, the other 1720 more architectural with pilasters. This
family lived at Hall Farm, Wispington during late C16-1720.
Listing NGR: TF2051971688
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Source: English Heritage
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