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Description: Church of St Margaret
Date Listed: 5 September 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 227414
OS Grid Reference: TM2658592893
OS Grid Coordinates: 626585, 292893
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4869, 1.3359
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TM 29 SE TOPCROFT CHURCH ROAD
4/67 Church of St.Margaret
Parish church. Medieval; chancel of 1712. Flint with brick and stone
dressings, brick. Slate roof. West tower, nave, C18 chancel, south
aisle, south porch. Embattled tower of 4 stages, the lower stage round,
the upper stages octagonal. West window, heavily restored, of 2 lights
with panel tracery; post-medieval brick repair above and below window.
Medieval brick quoins to second and third stages. Stone dressings to
slit light to west of second stage; brick voussoirs. Single light opening
to each face of third stage with brick reveals. Stone dresings to fourth
stage; large louvred openings to north, south, east and west; flushwork
to intermediate faces. Diagonal buttresses to south aisle; post-medieval
brick buttress on medieval base. 2 restored 2-light windows with panel
tracery. East window of aisle of 3 lights with panel tracery; similar
to west, heavily restored. North nave doorway with continuous chamfer.
One restored 3-light window with panel tracery; hood mould. One similar
window of C19. Off-set in wall of second bay. Light for rood stair.
Brick chancel having pilasters with moulded capitals. C19 stone-dressed
windows. Buttressed porch to first aisle bay. Single cusped light under
square hood mould to east and west. Archway with polygonal shafts; hollow
chamfer to arch, continuous outer order with hollow chamfer; hood mould
with restored figure stops. Rere-arch of 2 orders; hollow chamfered.
Niche to right of archway. Nave doorway of 2 continuous orders, hollow
chamfer to arch; hood mould with figure stops. Stoup to right. Interior.
Stoup beside south door. 4-bay nave arcade with polygonal shafts on large
bases; 2 orders to arch. Piscina in aisle. Rood stair. Probably C19
tower arch and chancel arch. C19 roofs and fittings. Royal arms dated
1789 G.R. Many hatchments. Octagonal font with 4 lions to base;
alternate lions and angels with shields to bowl.
Listing NGR: TM2658592893
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Source: English Heritage
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