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Description: Church of St Maragret
Date Listed: 10 May 1961
English Heritage Building ID: 228041
OS Grid Reference: TG1341419281
OS Grid Coordinates: 613414, 319281
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7290, 1.1592
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TG 11 NW SWANNINGTON CHURCH LANE
8/81 Church of St. Margaret
Parish Church, C13 and later, built of flint with lime stone dressings and
with a lead and slate roof. Internal west tower, north aisle, south aisle,
C20 north service wing, south porch vestry and chancel. West tower has
clasping polygonal buttresses, C19 west window and 2 light belfry openings
on each face with knapped flint in the central spandrels. Battlemented parapet.
North aisle of 4 bays with 3, 3-light Perpendicular windows and C18 brick
buttresses. South aisle of 4 bays with 3 C19 windows and diagonal buttresses.
C15 porch in western bay with monogramed flushwork base course, diagonal
buttresses, doorway with attached shafts with base and capitals and with a
dragon and several figures in the spandrels. Flush work inscription above
the door which reads "I.H.S. Nazarences". Parapet gable with sundial. 2-
light Perpendicular openings to north and south. C19 vestry with diagonal
buttresses to chancel and 1, 3-light C19 window in north wall. Paired 2-light,
transomed Decorated windows with trefoils and quatrefoils in the tracery,
with C19 priest's door and C19 3-light window in south wall. 4-light
Perpendicular east window. Perpendicular arches to nave and aisle support
a possibly earlier tower. Arches have paired attached ½ octagonal shafts
with base and capitals. 3 bay arcade in Decorated style, though only one
pier in the north arcade may belong to the early C14. Piers of membered type
with bases and capitals. C19 arch braced nave roof. North aisle roof arch
braced with tracery. Cross reset in north wall. Piscina in south wall.
Piscina in south aisle wall. Chancel arch has attached ½ round shafts. Triple
blind arcade in north chancel wall and double arcade in south wall associated
with the window. Decorated style sedilia with ogee arches. C12 piscina in
the form of a Norman capital with carving on each face showing a norman horse-
man in chainmail etc. in combat with a dragon. Late medieval cambered tie
beam roof with short King posts with tracery in the spandrels. C13 octagonal
Purbeck marble font with blind arcade on bowl and with C19 base. Wall painting
of St. Christopher opposite south west door.
Listing NGR: TG1341419281
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Source: English Heritage
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