This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
SO 33 SE ST MARGARETS CP -
5/99 Church of St Margaret 26/1/67 -
Parish church. Possibly C12 origins, but substantially C15 and C16. Coursed rubble, still partially plastered, weatherboards to bell turret, stone slate roofs. Bell turret built into west end of nave, chancel, south porch.
Bell turret: coursed rubble above apex of nave roof, above which is weather- boarded bell-chamber jettied to west, 4 square holes. in weatherboarding on north and south faces, pyramidical stone slate roof topped by copper weather- vane in the form of an arrow. Nave: 2 1/2 bays, coped verges to east and west; late C16 south-east window of 2 moulded lights, with central mullion and square head; west window has one light in double chamfered reveals; north-west window, c1900; 2 foiled lights under label, with blocked door beneath. East window of north wall: 2-light, perhaps C15, mullioned window with sunk chamfer for mould- ings and iron casement. Beneath bell turret west of north-west window a stone flag apparently blocks what may have been a window opening to bell ringing chamber. Chancel: bases of walls are battered; south window has 2 lights with conquefoils, possibly early C14; east window of 2 lights with chamfered mullion, perhaps late medieval. South porch dated 1924: cusped bargeboards to stone slate roof. Entrance under 2-centre arch, through nailed door divided into 5 panels by vertical beads. Interior: reverse of south door has trefoiled head. Chancel: wagon roof; projecting from north-east corner a small flat-topped off-set about 2' 6" high acts as a shelf; altar rails, mid- C17 with turned balusters, 2 contemporary chairs with scroll and acanthus decoration. Chancel arch has semi-circular head and plain chamfered imposts.
From the north-east side of the arch stairs rise via a ledged door to the rood loft. Nave: splendid c1500 rood screen and rood loft with coffering, running acorn pattern, 2 tabernacles and panelling much of it heavily under- cut. C15 roof has 5 bays: arch-braced collars, embattled wall-plates, 3 tie-beams beneath the western trusses, the central one moulded. C17 panelling with reeded divisions to north and south and under rood screen; blocked 4- centred head to south wall between south-east window and south door. C14 font: moulded octagonal bowl, shaft and base.
Listing NGR: SO3537833776
© G. Jane Fleet. Source: Historic England Archive
This photograph was taken for the Images of England project
People & Organisations
Photographer: Fleet, G. Jane
Rights Holder: Fleet, G. Jane
Plaster, Rubble, Slate, Stone, Weatherboard, Medieval Parish Church, Religious Ritual And Funerary, Church, Place Of Worship, Weather Vane, Unassigned
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