Church of St Margaret, Northam - Torridge

Large parish church. Mainly C15 although lower part of tower is older. Thoroughly restored between 1849 and 1865. The roof slating is nearing the end of its life, and the ceilings are plastered to the underside of roofing battens. The church was awarded a Heritage Lottery Fund Grant for Places of Worship in late 2016 for repair of the nave and vestry roofs. It is planned for work to start on site by the end of 2018. At least one further phase of work to the roofs will be needed.

Church of St Margaret, Northam - Torridge
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Church of St Margaret
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade I
  • List Entry Number: 1169270
  • Local Planning Authority: Torridge
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church


  • Building Name: Church of St Margaret
  • County: Devon
  • District / Borough: Torridge
  • Parish: Northam
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Torridge and West Devon
  • Region: South West

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Place of worship
  • Condition: Poor
  • Priority: D - Slow decay; solution agreed but not yet implemented
  • Previous Priority: C
  • Ownership: Religious organisation
  • Designation: Listed Place of Worship grade I