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Description: Church of St Margaret
Date Listed: 26 January 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 420777
OS Grid Reference: SO3537933777
OS Grid Coordinates: 335379, 233777
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9987, -2.9427
SO 33 SE ST MARGARETS CP -
5/99 Church of St Margaret
Parish church. Possibly C12 origins, but substantially C15 and C16. Coursed
rubble, still partially plastered, weatherboards to bell turret, stone slate
roofs. Bell turret built into west end of nave, chancel, south porch.
Bell turret: coursed rubble above apex of nave roof, above which is weather-
boarded bell-chamber jettied to west, 4 square holes. in weatherboarding on
north and south faces, pyramidical stone slate roof topped by copper weather-
vane in the form of an arrow. Nave: 2 1/2 bays, coped verges to east and west;
late C16 south-east window of 2 moulded lights, with central mullion and square
head; west window has one light in double chamfered reveals; north-west window,
c1900; 2 foiled lights under label, with blocked door beneath. East window of
north wall: 2-light, perhaps C15, mullioned window with sunk chamfer for mould-
ings and iron casement. Beneath bell turret west of north-west window a stone
flag apparently blocks what may have been a window opening to bell ringing
chamber. Chancel: bases of walls are battered; south window has 2 lights
with conquefoils, possibly early C14; east window of 2 lights with chamfered
mullion, perhaps late medieval. South porch dated 1924: cusped bargeboards
to stone slate roof. Entrance under 2-centre arch, through nailed door
divided into 5 panels by vertical beads. Interior: reverse of south door has
trefoiled head. Chancel: wagon roof; projecting from north-east corner a
small flat-topped off-set about 2' 6" high acts as a shelf; altar rails, mid-
C17 with turned balusters, 2 contemporary chairs with scroll and acanthus
decoration. Chancel arch has semi-circular head and plain chamfered imposts.
From the north-east side of the arch stairs rise via a ledged door to the
rood loft. Nave: splendid c1500 rood screen and rood loft with coffering,
running acorn pattern, 2 tabernacles and panelling much of it heavily under-
cut. C15 roof has 5 bays: arch-braced collars, embattled wall-plates, 3
tie-beams beneath the western trusses, the central one moulded. C17 panelling
with reeded divisions to north and south and under rood screen; blocked 4-
centred head to south wall between south-east window and south door. C14 font:
moulded octagonal bowl, shaft and base.
Listing NGR: SO3537833776
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