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Description: Church of St Margaret
Date Listed: 16 April 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 223677
OS Grid Reference: TG4298926820
OS Grid Coordinates: 642989, 326820
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7842, 1.6019
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TG 42 NW SEA PALLING CHURCH ROAD
3/42 Church of St. Margaret
Parish church. C13 west tower with C14 belfry stage. C14 nave and aisles
converted C15 into aisleless nave. C14 chancel, altered C15. Restored
1898-1900. Flint with ashlar dressings and slate roofs. 3 stage square
unbuttressed tower. Arched western light. 2-light louvred belfry windows
with broken tracery. Crenellated parapet. Belfry is set-back. Remains of
blocked aisle west windows. Nave with diagonal corner buttresses and 2
stepped side buttresses. 2 Perpendicular nave windows, restored. Blocked
north double chamfered doorway with a holy water stoup to its west. Gabled
south porch entered through a wave moulded arch. Knapped flint to south
face. Wave moulded inner doorway and C15 arcaded door. Porch breaks into
a buttress. C19 south chancel Priests' door. Cl9 diagonal east buttresses
and 5-light C19 east window, its designer caught between Decorated and
Perpendicular styles, achieving neither. Blank north chancel wall. Interior.
Double chamfered tower arch. To left and right a blocked window of original
aisles. Double hollow chamfered chancel arch with polygonal responds and
capitals. Blocked north doorway. C19 scissor braced nave and chancel roofs,
the former with 4 C19 tie beams. 17 C15 poppyhead bench ends. Cinquefoiled
piscina in south-east nave wall. Square-headed piscina in north wall to left
of segmental rood stair opening. Stairs to upper doorway survive. Dado of
C15 rood screen comprising 4 subdivided traceried bays north and south of
opening. Spandrels of tracery arches with carved vegetation and birds. C14
cinquefoiled chancel piscina below hood on labels. C14 octagonal traceried
font. Cusped 2-light tracery to stem panels. Flowing and early Perpendicular
tracery alternates in bowl panels.
Listing NGR: TG4298926820
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