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

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. A National Lottery Heritage Fund Grants for Places of Worship grant was awarded in 2016, and the repair stage is due to complete summer 2020.

Church of St Margaret, St Olaves Road, Somerleyton, Ashby and Herringfleet - East Suffolk
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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:
    East Suffolk
    Site Type:
    Religious ritual and funerary > Church

Location

    Building Name:
    Church of St Margaret
    Street Name:
    St Olaves Road
    County:
    Suffolk
    District / Borough:
    East Suffolk
    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