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Church of Saint Margaret

A Grade II* Listed Building in Moreton Say, Shropshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.9063 / 52°54'22"N

Longitude: -2.5515 / 2°33'5"W

OS Eastings: 363003

OS Northings: 334460

OS Grid: SJ630344

Mapcode National: GBR 7R.NYJG

Mapcode Global: WH9C2.S65S

Entry Name: Church of Saint Margaret

Listing Date: 10 February 1959

Last Amended: 5 June 1987

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1056059

English Heritage Legacy ID: 260414

Location: Moreton Say, Shropshire, TF9

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Moreton Say

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Moreton Say St Margaret Antioch

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text

SJ 63 SW MORETON SAY C.P. MORETON SAY

8/109 Church of Saint Margaret
10.2.59 (formerly listed as
Church of Saint Margaret
of Antioch)

GV II*

Parish church. Tower, dated 1769 and nave and chancel dated 1788,
builders William Magley and William Griffiths. Nave and chancel in-
corporating a late C12 core. Restored, altered and south porch added
in 1900 by Mr. Hodgson Fowler. Red brick with grey sandstone ashlar
dressings. East end rebuilt or refaced in 1900 in red sandstone ashlar.
Plain tile roofs. 3-bay nave and chancel in one, west tower and south
porch. Nave and chancel: chamfered brick plinth, raised brick quoins,
stone cill band at gallery level, dentil brick eaves cornice and parapeted
gable end to west with stone coping and shaped kneelers. South side:
3 bays; 2 tiers of round-arched windows with raised brick architraves,
raised keystones and imposts blocks and metal cross windows with leaded
lights. 2 blind upper-tier windows to right, that in centre with
remains of inscriptions: "THIS CHURCH / was Rebuilt / AD 1788 /.............)-
/ WALTER .....)
Church Wardens". Round-arched doorway between first and second windows
from left with architrave,imposts blocks and keystone, and pair of C19
doors. Gabled wooden porch on chamfered red sandstone plinth with
Tudor-arched entrance, hollow-chamfered scalloped barge boards and
3-bay sides with ogee-headed lights. Flanking cast-iron bootscrapers.
Round-arched priest's doorway in right-hand bay with architrave, impost
blocks and keystone. North side: 2 bays. 2 tiers of windows.
Plinth stops short to right. Yellow/grey sandstone datestone between
upper windows inscribed: "William Magley / William Griffiths / Builders
A.D. 1788". Oval yellow sandstone memorial plaque to right of right-
hand lower window inscribed: "M.S.E. / MARIA /THEOPHILIHOULBRO0KELLE -
/ Carifsima Conjux / Mortalia reliquit 16 Die Junii AD 1786 / Suoeque
/AEtatis 31 / I.E.T.S.E. / MARIA / Infantula / E.F." East end: double-
chamfered plinth, flanking buttresses with chamfered offsets and parapeted
gable end with coping, trefoil-panelled gabled kneelers and cross at
apex. Large Perpendicular Style window of 5 cinquefoil-headed lights
with taller centre ogee light, panelled tracery,moulded reveals and
hoodmould with uncarved stops. Small quatrefoil-in-lozenge panel
in apex of gable. Tower: 3 stages. Double-chamfered stone plinth,
stone string courses at set-backs to each stage, dentil bricks to coved
stone cornice, blocking course and small corner obelisks. Flagpole.
Round-arched louvred 2-light belfry openings with Y-tracery and archi-
traves with impost blocks and keystones. Second-stage circular panels,
that to south with moulded stone architrave and clock, that to north
also with clock, and that to south rendered (mostly fallen off at time
of survey, July 1986) and with datestone illegible at time of survey.
First-stage lunette to west with radial glazing bars, stone architrave
and cill and keystone.Round-arched south doorway with stone architrave,
impost blocks and keystone and C18 nail-studded boarded door with decor-
ative wrought-iron strap hinges. Remains of stone memorial tablet
to north; square with husk border and 2 fluted brackets.Inscribed to: Mrs.
MARGARET CORSER Wife of / Mr JOHN CORSER of WHITCHURCH / Died 23 d
Novr 1778 Aged 75." and other members of the Corser family. Interior:
late C12 round-arched west doorway (into tower) with inner chamfer,
one order of shafts (missing) with stiff-leaf capitals, moulded impost
blocks, roll-moulded arch and outer roll moulding. Gothic memorial
door dated 1932. Late C12 roll-moulded round-arched piscina to south.
East window of 1900 has nook shafts with moulded bases and capitals,
moulded inner arch and hoodmould with carved stops. Integral stone
reredos beneath window with 5 cinquefoil-headed panels, panelled spandrels
and carved frieze above with moulded top. Flat nave roof with moulded
cornice. C19 two-bay chancel roof has arch-braced chamfered tie-
beams with central carved panels and resting on stone corbels; cross-
panels between, also with carved bosses. Fittings: large west gallery
dated 1634 consisting of large ovolo-moulded beam with ogee stops,
carved strapwork to soffit and carved trail to front, ovolo-moulded
post to left with fluted cap, and underside with 4 ogee-stopped ovolo-
mou1ded beams; balustrade to front with stubby balusters and inscription
to front: "THIS GALLERY WAS BIULT ANO DOMI 1634: 10 POWNDE TOWARDS
THE COST OF IT WAS GIVEN BY THE RIGHT WORLL Ms JANE GROSIVENOR OF MORTON
SAY AND ALL Y TIMBER WAS GIVEN BY THE RT WORLL ARTHUR SANDFORD OF SANDFORD
ESQVER."; dog-leg staircase to rear,with steps formed from solid blocks,
closed string, turned balusters, moulded grip handrail, and square
newels with globe or ovoid finials. C17 or C17-style dado panelling
around walls. Circular red/grey sandstone font with moulded base
and top and wooden cover. Wooden pulpit of c.1900 with pierced traceried
panels and carved frieze. 2 wooden eagle lecterns. Screen of c.1900;
2:1:2 bays with linenfold lower panels, cusped pierced heads with carved
spandrels, carved vine trail frieze, rosettes and brattishing; central
rood cross. C20 choir stalls with carved poppyheads. Carved pelmet
over west door. Stained glass: east window of c.1900 by Kempe.
Monuments: large stone chest tomb to Jane Vernon (d.1623) and her
two husbands, John Bostock and Richard Grosvenor; recumbent effigies,
rising slightly from front to back, and 2 x 3 bay chest with Tuscan
half columns; round arch to rear with imposts and cherub in keystone
and strapwork and keystone within, flanking free-standing Corinthian
columns, and cartouche above with shield and strapwork and flanking
obelisks. Restored wooden tablet to Elizabeth,Mary and Rachell Vernon
of 1642 (signed "T:PVE") with 3 kneeling figures flanked by columns
and with shield and obelisks above Several late C18 and early C19 tablets
to members of the Clive, Corser and other families. Simple tablet
to Robert, Lord Olive ("Primus in Indis") who died in 1774 and is buried
in the church. The builder of the 1900 work was Mr. Bridgeman of
Lichfield. D.H.S. Cranage, An Architectural Account of the Churches
of Shropshire, Part 8, pp.705-7; B.o.E. pp.205-6.


Listing NGR: SJ6300334460

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