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Church of St Margaret, Stanfield

Description: Church of St Margaret

Grade: I
Date Listed: 30 May 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 220702

OS Grid Reference: TF9396120762
OS Grid Coordinates: 593961, 320762
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7497, 0.8724

Location: 6 Church Lane, Stanfield, Norfolk NR20 4HZ

Locality: Stanfield
Local Authority: Breckland District Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: NR20 4HZ

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Listing Text


3/50 Church of
30.5.60 St. Margaret.

- I

Parish church. Medieval and later. Flint with ashlar dressings and slate
roofs. West tower, aisleless nave with south porch and chancel. Early C14
west tower with one pair of diagonal buttresses. 2-light cusped Y-traceried
west window and 2-light plain Y-traceried bell-openings. C14 porch consisting
of arched entrance with dying moulding and carved label stops and kneeler
finials of mutilated kneeling figures. C14 nave doorways. 6 late
Perpendicular, flat-headed, 3-light panel-traceried nave windows with
straight hood moulds displaying finely carved stops. C13 chancel with 3
remodelled lancets to north, one 3-light C19 east window in Decorated style
and 2 original lancets with one 2-light Y-traceried window to south. These
south windows have hood moulds. C14 chancel arch of 2 plain-chamfered orders
on polygonal responds with bell capitals. Chancel windows with nook shafts
and deeply moulded scoinson arches. Double piscina with trefoil arches. C17
communion rail with shaped board balusters and patterned rails. C15 5-bay
chancel screen with tracery and spandrel carvings. 2-deck pulpit with an
elaborately carved C17 polygonal box, an C18 tester and a later clerk's
desk. 19 late medieval poppy-head bench ends with animal arm rests. Plain
octagonal font with a Jacobean cover on turned balusters. Cock's-head
hinges to-opening sides and simple scrolls above supporting a ball finial.
Fragments of medieval glass.

Listing NGR: TF9396120762

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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