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Church of St Margaret, Knook

Description: Church of St Margaret

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 11 September 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 313559

OS Grid Reference: ST9374441816
OS Grid Coordinates: 393744, 141816
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1755, -2.0909

Location: Knook, Wiltshire BA12 0JG

Locality: Knook
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: BA12 0JG

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Listing Text

ST 94 SW
(south side)
3/86 Church of St Margaret
Anglican parish church. Late Cll, C14, C17, restored 1874-76 by W.
Butterfield. Dressed limestone with some flint, stone slate roof
with coped verges with cross finials. Plan: nave with north
porch, chancel with north vestry. Two-storey north porch with
diagonal buttresses, C19 double chamfered pointed archway, C19 pair
of cusped ogee lancets to first floor, datestone inscribed 1623
with partly illegible name of churchwarden. Nave has pair of
restored cusped ogee lancets to left of porch. Lean-to vestry
attached to north side of chancel has shouldered chamfered door and
trefoiled lancet. East end of chancel has pilaster buttresses and
three chamfered round-headed windows, all C19. South side has two
C19 round-arched windows. South side of nave has C19 stone stack
with cylindrical ashlar top, pair of C19 cusped ogee lancets and a
quatrefoil, fine blocked Cll doorway with round arch and tympanum
with well-preserved zoomorphic carving, attached shafts, C19 coped
gable over. West end has chamfered trefoiled window, probably C13,
two C19 trefoiled ogee-headed lancets over.
Interior: porch has fixed stone bench to left, chamfered Tudor-
arched doorway with C19 planked door with ornamental strap hinges.
Nave has plastered shallow barrel-vaulted ceiling with two moulded
tie-beams, one dated 1740, polychrome tiled floor with cast-iron
heating grilles. Blocked round arch to south doorway. Chancel has
Cll carved corbels supporting wooden arch-braced beam with pierced
quatrefoils, by Butterfield, 2-bay plaster wagon roof. Fittings:
C19 octagonal marble font on stone octagonal plinth at west end,
pews, pulpit and communion rail all 1870s. Good stained glass in
east windows by Gibbs, in memory of Elizabeth Lady Heytesbury died
1874. Limestone reredos with Saxon interlaced carving. One
monument at west end; black and white marble tablet to Brouncker-
Thring buried 1787, and family, by Harris of Bath. 1876
restoration cost £900 and was paid for by 2nd Baron Heytesbury.
(N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England, Wiltshire, 1976; Plans in
WRO; Illustrated London News 68, 1876)

Listing NGR: ST9374441816

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Source: English Heritage

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