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Church of St Maragret, Wereham

Description: Church of St Maragret

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 5 July 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 221708

OS Grid Reference: TF6810301667
OS Grid Coordinates: 568103, 301667
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5868, 0.4800

Location: Church Road, Wereham, Norfolk PE33 9AP

Locality: Wereham
Local Authority: King's Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: PE33 9AP

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Listing Text

(north side)
5.7.59 Church of St.Margaret


Parish church. C13, early C14, restored 1866. Carstone, flint and clunch
with ashlar quoins. Slate roofs, the south aisle leaded. West tower, nave,
aisles and chancel. 2 stage tower with short angle buttresses to west. Arched
west door c.1300. Lancets to each face. String course at division of storeys.
2-light 4-centred belfry windows, that to east square above original roof
line. String course below C16 brick crenellated parapet with corner pinnacles.
Wall sundial attached to south face of belfry stage. Aisles with diagonal
west buttresses and 3 flat flanking buttresses framing 3 2-light square-headed
C19 windows. North aisle east buttress is diagonal. 2 wide C19 lancets light
south chancel. Triple lancet east window, all with renewed C19 masonry.
Renewed north chancel lancet to east of C19 lean-to vestry, lit by paired
lancets to east and entered through 2 arched north doors. Interior. Tower
lancets with deep internal splays. 3 bay arcades of quatrefoil piers with
deep hollows between lobes. Capitals and bases renewed 1866. Double
chamfered arches. Plain scissor braced C19 nave roof with 3 tiers butt
purlins. Aisle roofs of principals and purlins, also C19. C14 octagonal
font. Blocked early C13 tower arch replaced by arch of c.1300. Chancel arch
of double hollow chamfers. C19 scissor braced chancel roof boarded and
plastered. Marble wall monument in south aisle to Christopher Adamson 1786:
Ionic pilasters frame inscription tablet and support broken pediment with
apical coat of arms. Apron of black marble carries 2 further coats of arms.
Marble wall monument in south chancel wall to John Heaton 1779: Fluted Doric
pilasters with dentils to base and block architraves with roundels frame
inscriptions tablet. Entablature supports swept plinth with coat of arms
upon which is bust of John Heaton.

Listing NGR: TF6810301667

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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