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CHURCH OF ST MARGARET OF ANTIOCH

List Entry Summary

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

Name: CHURCH OF ST MARGARET OF ANTIOCH

List entry Number: 1069343

Location

CHURCH OF ST MARGARET OF ANTIOCH, SHEERNESS ROAD

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

County: Kent

District: Swale

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Lower Halstow

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 24-Jan-1967

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 176155

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History

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Details

TQ 86 NE LOWER HALSTOW SHEERNESS ROAD (north side)

2/5 Church of St. Margaret of Antioch 24.1.67 I

Parish church. C8, C12 lean-to aisles and C13 tower, remodelled C14 - C15, restored with new porch 1913 by W.D. Caroe. Chancel and nave with aisles, south-west tower and south porch. Flint, rubble stone and re-used Roman tiles, with plain tiled roof. Two stage south-west tower, with shingled broach spire and restored lancet window, built into Saxon nave, with restored 2-light curvilinear west windows. Pebble-dashed south porch by Caroe. Heavily restored Perpendicular windows in south aisle. Inset and stepped down chancel, with 3 offset buttresses remains of small round-headed window outlined in tiles, and courses of sloping tiles along base of walls, with 3 restored Perpendicular 2-light windows. East end with corner buttresses and restored Perpendicular 2-light window. North chancel wall with restored lancet, C20 vestry and saxon tile-work. North aisle with C20 buttresses, and C15/C16 champed round-headed lancet windows. Interior: Saxon nave, original window still in tower wall. Two bay late C12 arcade to aisles, large square piers with chamfered imposts, plain pointed arches, narrower, totally unmoulded and earlier to south. Nave and aisles under 1 roof, trussed rafter with lean-to aisles, C18 crown post sub- roof in north aisle. Chamfered chancel arch on -imposts, matching south arcade. Chancel with C13 three-bay blind arcading on north and south walls, with attached marble shafts with moulded caps and bases. C15 crown post roof of 3 bays. Fittings: mutilated piscina in chancel, and aumbrey in east wall. Early C17 hexagonal pulpit with tester. C18 box pews much altered by Caroe 1913. C18 chandelier suspender, heavily decorated wrought iron, the chandelier stolen. Font: Lead , c. 1190, bowl with arcade of 10 beaded and foliated arches with king and angel repeated under alternate arches., At time of resurvey removed for exhibition. Carried on Spurbeck marble shafts, at time of re-survey just with wooden font cover - square C17, with C16 ogee cap. Remnant wall paintings in nave and aisles, C14, representing St. Margaret, St. Andrew. Coronation of the Virgin. Also late medieval graffiti in south aisles, and some floor tiles at east end. Royal Coat of Arms of George III over chancel arch. (See BOE Kent II, 1983, 373-4; Church Guide, 1977, P.T. Robbins; Report to Parish by W. D. Caroe, 1913).

Listing NGR: TQ8676867356

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Newman, J, The Buildings of England: North East and East Kent, (1983), 373-4
Robbins, P T , Church of St Margaret of St Antioch Church Guide, (1975)

National Grid Reference: TQ 86017 67422

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