Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1054604

Date first listed: 21-Mar-1968

Statutory Address: CHURCH OF ST MARGARET


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Statutory Address: CHURCH OF ST MARGARET

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

District: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Ratlinghope

National Grid Reference: SO 40264 96891


SO 49 NW; 5/44




Parish church. Medieval origins, rebuilt early C17 and c.1788, restored in mid to late C19 and again more thoroughly in 1904/5. Coursed and uncoursed rubble (largely quartzite to south and local limestone to north), slate roof. Nave and chancel in one with belfry at west end; south porch and lean-to vestry at north-west corner of nave. Nave. two windows on south, early C20 lancets with foliated label-stops to the hoodmoulds; weatherboarded belfry with pyramidal cap and weathervane; in the west wall a tablet records the restoration and re-opening of the church in 1905, below this a wide round headed window, also of 1905. Chancel. One lancet in south wall in same style as those in nave, contemporary 3-light East window. Gabled south porch with segmental arch covers an early C17 round headed doorway; the door itself is nail studded and has the inscription "Anno Domini 1625 made and given by Humphrey Biggs and Tho. Bright then Churchwardens." INTERIOR. Tie- and collar-beam roof in four bays with double purlins, the two western trusses probably being early C17; oak communion table with initials TD CP JW 1844 may in fact be rather older; mid- C18 wrought-iron communion rail and some contemporary oak panelling re-used as wainscoting at the East end and around the walls of the nave. The plain octagonal font comes from Great Hanwood; all the other furnishings and stained glass are of 1905. Until the Dissolution the church served the Augustinian Priory, established here during C12 and which by c.1209 had become a dependent cell of Wigmore Abbey (Herefs.). Cranage, Vol.5 p.424; B.O.E. Pp.234-5.

Listing NGR: SO4026496891


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Books and journals
Cranage, DHS , An Architectural Account of the Churches of Shropshire, (1908), 234-5

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