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Church of St Margaret, Draycott in the Moors

Description: Church of St Margaret

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 3 January 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 274983

OS Grid Reference: SJ9810340231
OS Grid Coordinates: 398103, 340231
Latitude/Longitude: 52.9594, -2.0297

Location: Church Lane, Draycott In the Moors, Staffordshire ST11 9AG

Locality: Draycott in the Moors
Local Authority: Staffordshire Moorlands District Council
County: Staffordshire
Country: England
Postcode: ST11 9AG

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Listing Text


5/179 Church of St. Margaret


Parish church. Late C13 altered possibly C16 and largely refaced circa
1848, possibly, it is said, by Pugin. Coursed, dressed and squared red
sandstone; tiled roofs to chancel and north chapel; nave roof invisible
behind fretted parapet. West tower, nave and aisles, south porch, chancel,
north chapel. Tower: C13 base to C16 superstructure; short and broad of
approximately 3 stages, stepped-in to centre; diagonal buttresses of seven
stages, crenellated parapet on raised string with gargoyles to centres of
north and south sides. Deep-reveal, Tudor arched, two-light bell chamber
openings, small lancets to centre stage and pointed Y-tracery window to
south (no west window or door). Nave and aisles in one unit with low
pitched roof: 3 bays divided by 2 stage buttresses; all but the faces of
the north wall appear to be late C19; large pointed, labelled windows of
3 lights and curvilinear tracery; gabled porch to south-west; diagonal
buttresses at angles and small lancets over labelled pointed entrances.
Chancel of similar ridge height to nave but with steeply pitched roof and
low eaves; late C19, of two bays divided by two stage buttresses, part
obscured to south by gabled vestry and completely obscured to north by
Draycott chapel; small, pointed two light window to south-east bay and
pointed labelled east window with cinquefoils set in petal shapes to
head. Draycott Chapel lower than chancel, late C13, of two bays, gabled
to east, 3-stage angle buttresses; pointed windows of 1 and 2 lights to
north and 3-light pointed (rounded at head) east window. Interior
inaccessible at time of resurvey. B.O.E., p.117.

Listing NGR: SJ9810340231

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Source: English Heritage

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