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The Old Parish Church of St Margaret, Buxted

Description: The Old Parish Church of St Margaret

Grade: I
Date Listed: 26 November 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 295917

OS Grid Reference: TQ4859723042
OS Grid Coordinates: 548597, 123042
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9876, 0.1158

Location: Buxted, East Sussex TN22 4DP

Locality: Buxted
Local Authority: Wealden District Council
County: East Sussex
Country: England
Postcode: TN22 4DP

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There is also a scheduled monument, Medieval settlement site in Buxted Park, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

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Listing Text

In the entry for;
TQ 42 SE

26/627 The Old Parish Church
of St Margaret
The entry shall be amended to read;


26/627 The Old Parish Church
of St Margaret

Parish church. C13 west tower (heightened in C18,) C13 4 bay arcade,
chancel of c.1300 with C15 aisle walls and north porch. C17 clerestory.
Built of sandstone rubble with tiled roofs. Chancel, south chancel or
family pew, north transept, nave with aisles, north porch and west tower
with broached shingled spur. C13 west tower of 3 stage with circular
opening to C18 bell stage and C13 lancets below. Corner buttresses.
Clerestorey has 3 C17 triple mullions. North aisle has Perpendicular 2
double cinquefoil headed lights and Perpendicular north porch with
crenellated parapet. North transept with large traceried window.
Internally the nave has Perpendicular canted 4 bay ceiling with
elaborate tie beam supported on stone corbels. South arcade has round
piers with double chamfered arches, north arcade has alternating
octagonal and round columns and double hollow chamfered arches. Late
C13 font of square Purbeck type on 5 supports but the flat blank arches
pointed trefoiled. Jacobean pulpit with blank arches and elaborate
floral carving. Chancel has canted plastered ceiling of c.1600 having
panels with geometrical motifs but frieze of long branched flowers in
vases. Communion rail later C17 with dumb-bell balusters. Piscina and
sedilia probably a rare C17 example. 2 bench ends have fleur de lys
poppy heads. Late C13 chest. Monuments include brass to Britellus
Avenel, rector in later C14, an ogee cross at the top of a staff and in
the cross the demi figure of the rector; Deonicius Slon d1485, demi
figure of another Priest 12 inches long; George Medley d1796 by C.
Regmast a marble wall tablet of lady grieving against an urn over
tablet; 2 plain wall tablets by Sir R. Westmacott and white marble
plaque to Basil Ionides (d.1950).


The Old Parish Church
of St Margaret
TQ 42 SE 26/627 26.11.53
Chancel, south chapel or family pew, north transept, nave with aisles, north
porch and west tower with broached shingled spire.

Listing NGR: TQ4860023040

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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