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Description: Church of St Maragret
Date Listed: 7 December 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 225475
OS Grid Reference: TM2412194454
OS Grid Coordinates: 624121, 294454
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5019, 1.3007
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5321 HEMPNALL CHURCH PLAIN
Church of St Margaret
TM 2494 9B/1 7.12.59
Pre-conquest origin with long-and-short quoins at north-west angle of nave.
Rebuilt in C13 and C14. North and south aisles with renewed Perpendicular
window, the north windows with straight heads, the south aisle with embattled
parapet. C13 two bay north arcade with round piers and capitals with abaci
and double-chamfered asiles. Early C14 three-bay south arcade with octagonal
piers and sunk-quadrant mouldings. Third bay to east is C19. Truncated
chancel. C15 two storeyed south porch with window above entrance flanked
by niches. Early C14 west tower with diagonal buttresses to belfry height,
embattled parapet, two-light bell-openings with Y-tracery, and weathervane
dated 1727. Interior: C19 roofs. C15 octagonal font with beasts and figures
and figures of angels with shields against the stem and bowl. C17 altar
table. Built of rubble with ashlar dressings, with slate and lead roofs.
Some C18 headstones in churchyard.
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Source: English Heritage
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