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Church of St Margaret

A Grade I Listed Building in Stow Bedon, Norfolk

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Latitude: 52.5139 / 52°30'50"N

Longitude: 0.8847 / 0°53'4"E

OS Eastings: 595840

OS Northings: 294582

OS Grid: TL958945

Mapcode National: GBR SDL.8JC

Mapcode Global: VHKC2.921N

Entry Name: Church of St Margaret

Listing Date: 21 July 1953

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1248441

English Heritage Legacy ID: 220242

Location: Stow Bedon, Breckland, Norfolk, NR17

County: Norfolk

District: Breckland

Civil Parish: Stow Bedon

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

Church of England Parish: Breckles St Margaret

Church of England Diocese: Norwich

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Listing Text


7/80 Church of St. Margaret,
21/7/53 Breckles

- I

Parish church. Flint with ashlar quoins and plain tiled roofs. C11 west
tower, C15 nave and C14 chancel. Restored 1856. Circular tower with octagonal
belfry stage. 2-light Perpendicular west window below lancet. Late C15 belfry
with chequer flushwork and 2-light trefoiled windows supporting quatrefoil
in vesica. West parapet to nave on kneelers. Gabled south porch with diagonal
buttresses and moulded arch. 2-light windows east and west with ogee lights
below encircled quatrefoil. Inner south doorway of 2 orders of waves separated
by engaged columns on high polygonal bases and capitals. 2 3-light panel
traceried windows to south nave separated by flat buttresses with some
flushwork. Chancel south punctuated by 2 2-light trefoil windows under flat
hoods on beak stops. Simple arched Priest's door. Coped parapet to east
and west. Diagonal half buttresses to east and 3-light mid C14 window,
probably accurately restored in variation of stem-and-leaf type. One 2-light
C15 window to chancel north under flat hood. Flat buttresses and 2 3-light
C19 panel windows to north nave. Blocked north door. Interior. Low semi-
circular tower arch with impost blocks decorated with cable, interlace and
snake motifs above prominent roll moulding. Square Norman font on 5 shafts
with plain scalloped capitals. Richly carved bowl : east face with 4 figures
under arcade; interlacing arcade to north; 2 Green Men to west, the lower
inverted; south face with foliate carving. 4 corner shafts have carving
redolent of pre-conquest ideas, the whole probably c.1120. Screen late C14
but heavily restored 1856, of 2 bays flanking ogeed central opening with panels
in spandrels. Dado with floral frieze. Angle piscina in chancel with 2
trefoil ogees on renewed shaft. Remainder of fittings and roof 1856.

Listing NGR: TL9584094582

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