CHURCH OF ST MARGARETS (CHURCH OF ENGLAND)

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1078703
Date first listed:
24-Jan-1967
Date of most recent amendment:
30-Sep-1983
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST MARGARETS (CHURCH OF ENGLAND), HODDESDON ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST MARGARETS (CHURCH OF ENGLAND), HODDESDON ROAD

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

County:
Hertfordshire
District:
East Hertfordshire (District Authority)
Parish:
Stanstead St. Margarets
National Grid Reference:
TL 38034 11566

Details

TL 3811 STANSTEAD HODDESDON ROAD ST MARGARETS (west side) St Margarets village 13/39 Church of St Margarets ( C of E ) 24.1.67 Formerly listed as Church of St Margarets)

GV II*

Church in use. Norman features but largely rebuilt with a N aisle c1316 for Sir William Goldington's collegiate foundation of a charity with 5 chaplains: dissolved 1431, and appropriated to the Priory of Elsing Spittle in London. Present appearance dates from c1820 (date on bell). Restored 1903 for Septumius Croft of St Margaretsbury. Repairs 1935 by H A Newton. Flint rubble with stone dressings. Steep old red tile roof with small octagonal wooden cupola at W end. A simple rectangular building of nave and chancel with no external division. 2 small gabled stucco early C19 extensions on N now used as a vestry and stair-hall to W gallery. Diagonal corner buttresses with 2 offsets. Blocked arcade of N aisle visible on N with C18 pointed wooden windows in the filling with leaded glazing and iron casements. Just E of S door a small round-headed Norman window with incised billet pattern in jambs. C14 S door, 2-light windows in S wall, 4-light E window with early Decorated style flowing tracery flanked inside by foliated ogee-headed niches, and piscina in S chancel window. Inside a change in S wall from old nave to wider chancel. Nave has a 2-bay crown-post collar purlin roof. The crown-posts are octagonal with moulded caps and bases and 4-way bracing in one but braces to collar purlin only in other 2. Cambered moulded tie-beams and arched braces from wall posts on carved stone corbels. Box pews in the chancel. 2 hatchements (RCHM (1911) 211-12: VCH (1912) 474-6, (1914) 454-5: Pevsner (1977) 344).

Listing NGR: TL3803411566

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
355983
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Doubleday, A, The Victoria History of the County of Hertford, (1912), 474-6
Doubleday, AH, The Victoria History of the County of Hertford, (1914), 454-5
Pevsner, N, Cherry, B, The Buildings of England: Hertfordshire, (1977), 344
Other
Inventory of the Historical Monuments of Hertfordshire, (1910)

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: 05 Aug 2000
Reference: IOE01/02725/03
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