Church of St Margaret, St Olaves Road, Somerleyton, Ashby and Herringfleet - Waveney

Parish church. Medieval with some C19 restoration, but round tower has original Saxon-type triangular-head window openings; also C11 or C12 details elsewhere, including a window in the chancel and the detailing of the nave south door. The church has a unique collection of C14-C18 reclaimed stained glass said to be from Cologne. Thatched nave roof in very poor condition and external walls damp. Movement in chancel walls and east window. An Heritage Lottery Fund Grants for Places of Worship application in 2016 was successful and has progressed to the repair stage.

Church of St Margaret, St Olaves Road, Somerleyton, Ashby and Herringfleet - Waveney
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: CHURCH OF ST MARGARET
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade I
  • List Entry Number: 1031950
  • Local Planning Authority: Waveney
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church

Location

  • Building Name: Church of St Margaret
  • Street Name: St Olaves Road
  • County: Suffolk
  • District / Borough: Waveney
  • Parish: Somerleyton, Ashby and Herringfleet
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Waveney
  • Region: East of England

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Place of worship
  • Condition: Very bad
  • Priority: F - Repair scheme in progress and (where applicable) end use or user identified; or functionally redundant buildings with new use agreed but not yet implemented.
  • Previous Priority: F
  • Ownership: Religious organisation
  • Designation: Listed Place of Worship grade I

Contact Details

Malcolm Starr 01223 582723

Next steps

Read more about this historic site on the National Heritage List for England