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Description: Church of St Maragret
Date Listed: 10 May 1961
English Heritage Building ID: 228036
OS Grid Reference: TG2215820767
OS Grid Coordinates: 622158, 320767
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7389, 1.2895
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TG 22 SW STRATTON STRAWLESS HAINFORD ROAD
6/76 Church of St.
Parish church. C15 with alterations and partial rebuildings in C17 and C18.
Flint with stone dressings; south aisle rendered, brick vestry; slate roofs,
lead roof over south aisle. West tower, nave, chancel, south aisle, south
porch. Squat C15 west tower with angle-buttresses. Two-light sound openings
with foiled heads. Embattled parapet with corner pinnacles in the form of
seated figures, those on the south-east and south-west renewed. South porch
of flint with brick parapet; south doorway with engaged shafts. South aisle
rebuilt in C17; three square headed 2-light Perpendicular windows with panel
tracery and drip moulds. Moulded brick and stone finial a south-east corner
of aisle. Square headed 3-light south window in chancel with Perpendicular
tracery. East window restored in C19; small niche above window opening. North
doorway with plain chamfered stone surround and brick arch. Two 3-light windows
with late Perpendicular tracery; bays divided by staged buttresses with flush-
work panels. C19 octagonal chimney with stone shaft on a brick and flint base.
Small blocked opening with hollow chamfered stone surround. Interior: South
aisle with groin-vaulted ceiling houses fine C17 monuments to the Marsham
family: at the east wall Thomas Marsham (d.1638), a marble effigy reclining
on a black sarcophagus. On the south wall, kneeling figures of Henry Marsham
(d.1678) and his family. The figures kneel on a ledge in front of a double
niche surmounted by a scrolled pediment on Corinthian columns. South arcade
of 4 bays with octagonal piers and double-chamfered arches: three bays filled
with 'Gothick' screen dividing nave and aisle. Roof continuous over nave and
chancel; C18 arch-braced collar with king posts; wall posts supported on corbel-
heads, all identical. Traceried spandrels to arch-braces Wide elliptical
(or flattened three-centred) chancel arch with Gothick screen, probably late
C18. West gallery and organ loft masking western bay of arcade. Octagonal
font with quatrefoils. Fragments of mediaeval glass in north and south windows.
Good C14 reclining figure monument on nave north side. Good brass chandelier
in nave with 25 branches in 3 tiers, probably early C18, said to have come
from Russia. '
Listing NGR: TG2215820767
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