Church Of St Margaret

11 Jul 2002
Church Of St Margaret, Church Road, Heveningham, Suffolk Coastal, Suffolk, IP19 0EA
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5/62 Church of St. Margaret 7.12.66 - I

Parish church. Medieval, restored 1847-66. Nave, chancel, south aisle, west tower, north transept, north vestry, south porch. Random flint and stone rubble, the clerestory and uppermost part of the chancel in red brick; remains of old plasterwork to chancel, cement render to the aisle and north nave; slated roofs to nave and chancel. Early C15 tower with 3-stage diagonal buttresses to the west face and later crenellated brick parapet; simple west doorway, 2-light west window, 2-light bell chamber openings. C15 3-bay aisle with 2 2-light windows renewed in C19. Simple C15 porch with facade of knapped flint; original door into nave. The nave has one C15 3-light window to the north and a 6-bay clerestory with early C16 3-light brick windows; 5 of the clerestory windows on the north side have been altered. C14 chancel with restored windows and a Priest's doorway; the east window is shafted internally. 5-bay aisle arcade with octagonal piers. Early C16 double hammerbeam nave roof of 6 bays, with pierced tracery above the hammerbeams and canopied wallposts with carved wooden figures within. 5-bay arched-braced chancel roof, probably C16. The aisle roof is early C17, with carved brackets supporting the principal rafters. In the east respond of the easternmost arch of the aisle arcade is a fine ogee-headed image niche with much original colouring, especially to tile canopy. C15 carved octagonal font. Against the north nave wall is the C15 font from Ubbeston church. In the north transept is a family pew, probably late C18 but incorporating some early C17 carved panels. The chancel arch has squints to each side; above the arch are the Royal Arms of George III. Angle piscina in chancel. At the east end of the aisle is the recumbent mutilated wooden effigy of a knight, probably Sir John Heveningham (d.1425) or his father, also Sir John (d.1379). Graded I for medieval fabric.

Listing NGR: TM3333572583


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Brick, Cement, Flint, Plaster, Render, Rubble, Slate, Stone, Timber, Medieval Parish Church, Tudor Religious Ritual And Funerary, Elizabethan Church, Place Of Worship, Effigy, Commemorative, Commemorative Monument