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Description: Church of St Martin
Date Listed: 9 March 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 195417
OS Grid Reference: TF1950083331
OS Grid Coordinates: 519500, 383331
Latitude/Longitude: 53.3334, -0.2069
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SOUTH WILLINGHAM MAIN STREET
TF 18 SE
2/42 Church of
Parish church. Late C13, mid C14, C16, 1838. Coursed greenstone
rubble blocks. Ironstone rubble and ashlar, limestone rubble and
ashlar. Lead roofs with stone coped east gable and east cross
finials. West tower, nave, chancel. Mid C14 west tower with
plinth, moulded string course and diagonal 3 stage buttresses.
West doorway restored in C19 with pointed, moulded head and jambs
in one, C19 hood mould and plank doors. Lancet above with C19
hood mould. North side with small round, cusped window. South
side with small rectangular light with chamfered surround.
Moulded string course defines bell stage with single cusped
plaque set beneath in centre of west, north and south sides.
Bell openings on all 4 sides each of 2 lights, west side with
cusped, ogeeheads and quatrefoil, north side with cusped round
heads with vertical tracery, east side with cusped ogee heads and
mouchettes and south side with shallow, pointed cusped head with
vertical tracery. All the bell openings with hood moulds and
large head label stops. Moulded eaves above and clocks on all 4
sides. Battlements and corner pinnacles. Early C14 north side
of nave restored in C19. Fragmentary plinth and single 2 stage
buttresses at each end. 4 pointed windows with C19 Y tracery and
hood moulds. Late C13 north side of chancel with pointed window
of 3 lancets with plate traceried quatrefoil and hood mould.
Moulded C13 string course running below from nave to east end of
window. East end of chancel with pointed early C13 window with 3
lancets restored in C19 with C13 plate traceried roundel and C13
hood mould. South side of chancel with C13 string course running
under pointed C13 window with 3 lancets, plate traceried
quatrefoil and hood mould. South side of C14 nave with single 2
stage buttresses at each end, and 4 pointed windows with C19 Y
tracery and hood moulds. Doorway to west of c.1300 with pointed
chamfered head, chamfered jambs, moulded imposts, hood mould and
plank door. Small C16 rectangular mullion window above with hood
mould. C14 interior tower arch with pointed head, moulded head
and jambs in one, hood mould and plank doors. Pointed window
above with chamfered surround and hood mould. C19 chancel arch
with pointed head, moulded head and jambs in one, hood mould and
block label stops. C15 rood screen heavily restored in C19, of 3
large pointed openings flanked by single narrow pointed openings.
Lower traceried C19 panels, upper open work C15 traceried panels
with cusped rosettes, lower sections of C15 coving, upperparts
C19. Panel of 3 quatrefoils under north east window. C19 richly
carved reredos with Evangelists and central cusped and finialled
niche. C19 altar rail, lectern, pulpit. C15 font heavily
restored in C19 with square bowl with 2 large quatrefoils on each
side, on tall shaft of 8 filleted columns. C20 pews. C19 tie
beam roofs. Various small, plain C19 marble or brass
Listing NGR: TF1950083331
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