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Church of St Margaret of Antioch, Marton

Description: Church of St Margaret of Antioch

Grade: I
Date Listed: 16 December 1964
English Heritage Building ID: 197081

OS Grid Reference: SK8397081759
OS Grid Coordinates: 483970, 381759
Latitude/Longitude: 53.3261, -0.7407

Location: 54 High Street, Marton, Lincolnshire DN21 5FG

Locality: Marton
Local Authority: West Lindsey District Council
County: Lincolnshire
Country: England
Postcode: DN21 5FG

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Listing Text

(west side)

3/34 Church of
16.12.64 St. Margaret of

G.V. I

Parish Church. Mid C11, late C12, early C13, C15, C19, C20.
Limestone herringbone rubble, limestone coursed rubble, limestone
ashlar, some ironstone and red brick. Slate roofs with
decorative ridge tiles and battlemented east gables. West
tower, nave with north and south aisles, south porch, rectangular
chancel with small northern recess. Cll tower with herringbone
masonry throughout and long-and-short work on corners. West
front with blocked lower large pointed opening with C20 round
headed light inserted.- Small Cll round headed light with hood
mould above, and weathered face on plaque and string course above
that. Bell openings on all 4 sides, each with paired round
headed openings divided by mid wall shaft with capitals with
crude volutes and chamfered impost blocks. Anglo Saxon nave roof
line visible beneath eastern bell opening, with blocked doorway
with flat head below. Moulded C15 eaves with projecting corner
gargoyles and single gargoyles in centre of each face.
Battlements. Between tower and north aisle, part of Cll nave
visible with long-and-short work. Clean masonry break with C15
north aisle with rectangular west window with 2 cusped ogee
headed lights and rectangular hood mould. Battlements and ornate
pinnacles run above north and south aisles, nave clerestorey and
chancel. North side of nave aisle with pointed ironstone window
restored in C20, of 3 cusped, pointed lights with vertical 1
tracery, hood mould and label stops. 2 similar limestone windows
beyond but unrestored. A blocked lancet betwen the 2 eastern
windows. Rectangular east window of north aisle of 2 pointed
cusped lights with rectangular hood mould. North side of chancel
with outline of part of C12 arcade arch visible. Small
rectangular C15 single light window with shallow triangular head
and rectangular hood mould. East end of chancel with flattened
triangular head, 3 lights with flattened triangular heads,
vertical mullions extending into tracery with large cusped oculus
above. Lower part of south side of chancel wall to west of Cll
herringbone. 2 C15 rectangular windows each with 3 lights with
shallow pointed heads and rectangular hood mould. Small C12
lancet to west with C15 rectangular window above with 2 round
headed lights. Some herringbone continues in east end of south
aisle with low C20 angle buttress. South side of nave aisle with
2 large pointed C15 windows each of 3 pointed, cusped lights with
vertical tracery and hood moulds. Narrow single stage buttress
with chamfered plinth in between. C15 porch with moulded plinth,
eaves and battlements. South side with shallow gable with single
ornate pinnacle remaining in west corner. Pointed south doorway
with deeply moulded surround and hood mould. Porch interior
flanked by stone benches. South doorway with pointed head and
moulded doorway and plank door. West end of south aisle with
fragments of Anglo Saxon cross with interlace and cable
decoration re-set. Rectangular window above with 2 lights with
cusped ogee heads and rectangular hood mould. Corner of C11 nave
with long-and-short work in corner of nave and aisle. Early C12
interior tower arch not bonded into tower, with round head, small
chamfered imposts and plain jambs. North arcade of c1175 of 2
bays with round chamfered heads, round pier and semi-circular
responds; central pier with bold foliated volute capital and
eastern capital with large flat leaves and volutes. All with
waterholding bases. Early C13 south arcade of 2 bays with
pointed double chamfered heads, octagonal central pier and keeled
responds, plain capitals, hood moulds and head in spandrel.
Early C12 round chancel arch with large round roll moulded outer
order and 2 inner rectangular orders, large chamfered imposts,
cushion capitals with spoon-like decorations and single shaft on
each side. C13 arch to north chancel recess with double
chamfered steeply pointed arch, semi-circular responds and plain
capitals. Niche in south wall of chancel with pointed chamfered
surround and polygonal pedestal. C11 cross head embedded in
north wall. C19 and C20 altar rail, pews, pulpit, lectern and
octagonal ashlar font.

Listing NGR: SK8397381760

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Source: English Heritage

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