CHURCH OF ST MARGARET

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1051548
Date first listed:
10-May-1961
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST MARGARET

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST MARGARET

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:
Norfolk
District:
Broadland (District Authority)
Parish:
Morton on the Hill
National Grid Reference:
TG1261815870

Details

TG 11 NW MORTON ON THE HILL

2/36 Church of St. Margaret. 10.5.61.

G.V. II*

Parish church, now largely in ruins except for chancel and eastern bay of nave. C11 tower, remainder late C13 with some C19 rebuilding. Flint with limestone dressings; some quoins and base courses in iron-bound conglomerate. Steeply-pitched pantiled roof continuous over nave and chancel. Freestanding walls capped with pantiles and plain tiles. Round west tower with base courses in iron-bound conglomerate, upper walling of flint, partly collapsed 30.3.59. Small double-splayed opening in east side; small semi-circular headed opening with large internal splay on north side. Splayed semi-circular headed tower arch. South porch of knapped flint with ashlar quoins; doorway with attached shafts. Blocked window openings in east and west walls with four-centred cusped heads. Good south door with traceried panels. 2-light nave south windows, two with 'Y' tracery, one Perpendicular with cusped four-centred heads under a square drip mould. Single lancet in sanctuary. Slate memorial tablet to William Bowess (+ 1729) set in south wall. Staged angle buttresses at east wall. 3-light east window with intersecting tracery. Chapel to north east much restored and rebuilt in C19, but retaining a C14 ogee-headed cusped lancet in the west wall. Two bay north arcade with octagonal piers and responds; arches with double plain-chamfer and keeled fillet. In the north west corner, a fine monument to Thomas Southwell (+ 1609); a tomb chest with three shields and strapwork decoration in panels surmounted by a four-centred arch on pilasters and coat of arms. Octagonal font with shields around bowl and cusped blank arcade around stem. Remains of screen base re-used on north and south sides of sanctuary, three bays on each side. C17 altar rail with turned posts and balusters. Plastered ceiling over nave; roof structures not visible. C19 arch-braced roof over chapel.

Listing NGR: TG1261815870

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
228427
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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Date: 27 Sep 2005
Reference: IOE01/14889/11
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Roger Hamilton. Source Historic England Archive
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