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Description: Church of St Margaret
Date Listed: 5 September 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 227397
OS Grid Reference: TM3197497947
OS Grid Coordinates: 631974, 297947
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5300, 1.4186
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TM 39 NW SEETHING THE GREEN
3/50 Church of St.Margaret
Parish church. Medieval. Flint with stone and brick dressings. Thatched
and slate roofs. Cll west tower, nave, C19 vestry and south porch, C13
chancel. Round tower; west window of 2 cusped lights. Stone-dressed
round-headed slit lights to west, south and north of ringing-chamber.
Tower probably raised; 4 brick-dressed openings to belfry; rebuilt section
of C18 brick; brick parapet; small lead-covered spire. Buttressed nave,
the gable wall to west rebuilt in gault brick. To south, 2 3-light
windows, restored, under 4-centred arches with panel tracery having
embattled demi-transoms; hood moulds. Vestry to north nave with post-
medieval window to west; restored cusped Y-tracery window and restored
window with 2 ogee lights. Unbuttressed chancel with 2 restored cusped
Y-tracery windows to south; to north one lancet window. C19 east window
of 3 lights. Porch rebuilt in C19 with re-used arch-braced roof.
Continuously moulded nave doorway with 2 orders of wave moulding, deeply
undercut to form a fillet in the arch. Medieval door. Interior. Round
tower arch with imposts. Nave roof covered. Wall paintings on north
and south walls. Remains of rood stair with doorjambs bearing traces
of paint. Lower panels of screen with painted flowers, upper parts C19.
Polygonal shafts to chancel arch. Cusped piscina and drop-sill sedilia.
Boarded roof to chancel. Small amount of medieval glass. 7 sacrament
font, its 'reparation' mentioned in will of 1473.
Listing NGR: TM3197497947
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Source: English Heritage
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