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Description: Church of St Margaret
Date Listed: 14 May 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 259708
OS Grid Reference: SJ5095409525
OS Grid Coordinates: 350954, 309525
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6812, -2.7269
BERRINGTON C.P. BETTON STRANGE
SJ 50 NW
- Church of St. Margaret
Church. 1858, possibly by one of the Haycocks of Shrewsbury. Dressed
red sandstone with grey sandstone ashlar dressings; plain tile roof.
Early C14 Gothic style; 3-bay nave and tower and one-bay chancel, aligned
north-east/south-west, and liturgical north porch. Chamfered plinth,
buttresses with single offsets and parapeted gable ends with trefoil-
gabled kneelers and moulded finials. Trefoil-headed lancets with
chamfered reveals and hoodmoulds with carved stops; west end has
wide pilaster buttress with chamfered cill band, tall lancet with
chamfered reveals and returned hoodmould, and moulded cornice to
former bellcote (now demolished); east window of 3 trefoil-headed
lights with cusped Geometrical tracery, and hoodmould with carved
stops. South-west doorway has boarded door with strap hinges, moulded
archway, hoodmould with carved stops, and painted inscription: "I will
pay thee my vows which my lips have uttered and my mouth has spoken when
I was in trouble"; porch has angle buttresses, parapeted gable with
trefoil-gabled kneelers and cross at apex, and entrance with moulded
arch and hoodmould with carved stops. Interior: nave roof with collar
trusses and arch bracing springing from carved corbels; single-framed
chancel roof; double chamfered chancel arch, inner chamfer resting on
colonnettes with moulded bases and carved stiff-leaf capitals, and
hoodmould with carved stops; windows with splayed reveals and chamfered
rear arches; c.1858 fittings include: altar rails, simple pulpit,
eagle lectern, pews, and octagonal stone font with trefoil-headed
panelled bowl; stained glass in east window in memory of Augusta
Margaret Anne Scott (d. Dec. 8. 1841), other windows with clear leaded
glazing. The church still has gas lighting at time of survey (March
1985) and stands within the grounds of Betton Strange Hall (q.v.).
B.O.E., p. 74.
Listing NGR: SJ5095409525
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Source: English Heritage
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