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Church of St Margaret, Coulsdon

Description: Church of St Margaret

Grade: I
Date Listed: 24 July 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 289545

OS Grid Reference: TQ2833956401
OS Grid Coordinates: 528339, 156401
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2923, -0.1608

Location: Star Lane, Reigate and Banstead, Surrey CR5 3SG

Locality: Coulsdon
Local Authority: Reigate and Banstead Borough Council
County: Surrey
Country: England
Postcode: CR5 3SG

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Listing Text

4/53 Hooley, Coulsdon
24.7.54 Church of St Margaret
(Formerly listed under


Church. C12 and C13 extended in mid Cl9 and restored by Norman Shaw in 1885, (north
aisle, west door and window). Flint with stone dressings, brick dressings to tower.
Cruciform plan with central tower, 4 bay aisled and clerestoried nave (clerestory
concealed by circular windows). Buttresses to south aisle; north aisle retains
Romanesque doorway. (Photos NMR) and has external stack incorporating doorway.
INTERIOR: 4 bay circular pier nave arcades with double chamfered arches; scissor
brace roof to nave, stone rib vault with chamfered arches to crossing. Stone benches
on north and south chancel walls; stone octagonal nave font; Jacobean reading desk
and pulpit; C15 perpendicular rood screen with C19 arms on top.
Monuments include: brass plate to Lucy Roper died 1614 in floor on south side of
altar. South aisle wall: Little, died 1844, Grecian with mourning female figure by a
pedestal with urn. Sir Edward Banks died 1835. Contractor of Public Works, Waterloo
and Southwark Bridges represented either side of central niche containing bust. North
Aisle: Ref. James Tattershall died 1784, grey and white marble urn in front of
obelisk by R Westmacott Snr.

Listing NGR: TQ2834356403

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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