Description: Church of St Margaret
Date Listed: 7 December 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 226074
OS Grid Reference: TM2231090092
OS Grid Coordinates: 622310, 290092
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4635, 1.2711
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5321 SHELTON THE STREET
Church of St Margaret
TM 29 SW 9/2A 7.12.59
From Cl2. Round west tower collapsed in 1770 and only east side of tower
to just above the nave roof level remains.
Nave and chancel in one, the nave with plain Norman north doorway and altered
Norman south doorway. Two-light Perpendicular south windows. Two-light
Decorated? north windows and window with Y-tracery. Three-light Perpendicular
east window. C15 south porch of chequered brick and knapped flint, with
moulded brick arch and brick 2-light Perpendicular windows at sides. Interior:
C15 zarch-braced roof with crenellated wall plate and longitudinal arched
braces below. Rood stairs. C15 screen with traceried pointed arches and
traceried dado with painted panels. Circa 1390 wall painting of St Christopher
on north wall. Cl7 manorial pew with high panelled sides and tester on square
moulded posts. Early C17 communion rail with flat balusters. C15 octagonal
font with quatrefoils in panels of bowl and panelled stem. Fragments of
stained glass in chancel windows.
Monuments: Two tomb-chests: Thomas Glean 1666, and Sir Peter Gleane 1685.
Listing NGR: TM2231090092
Source: English Heritage
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