PARISH CHURCH OF ST MARGARET OF ANTIOCH

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1086400
Date first listed:
24-Oct-1950
Statutory Address:
PARISH CHURCH OF ST MARGARET OF ANTIOCH, ST MARGARET'S STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
PARISH CHURCH OF ST MARGARET OF ANTIOCH, ST MARGARET'S STREET

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

District:
Medway (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
TQ 74022 68064

Details

ROCHESTER ST MARGARET'S STREET TQ 7648 SW 9/239 Parish Church of St Margaret of 24.10.50 Antioch GV II* Parish Church. W tower of c.1458-65; nave and chancel with N and S aisles (with galleries) 1823-4 by Sydney Smirke; sanctuary with side vestries, 1839-40 by Richard Hussey; 'Decorated' style E window inserted 1872. W tower, random rubble ragstone with some flint dressings, the rest presumably of brick, stuccoed throughout; Welsh slate roof. Tower, 3 stages with NE polygonal stair turret; battlements; diagonal buttresses with flint panels and 3 set-offs. Double belfry openings; single trefoil-headed lancet to each face of middle stage. Perpendicular 3-light W window over moulded doorway with label. Nave (includes chancel), 5 bays, 2 tiers of windows all under elliptically-headed arches between broad pilasters. Deeply overhanging eaves and verges, the latter in the form of pediments. Sanctuary, lower with flanking offices, the E end with pedimented verges; 3 light 'Decorated' E window with original recessed round-headed window to offices. Interior: galleries to N and S, wooden columns with capitals, Doric below, Ionic above; coffered panel ceiling; round-headed chancel arch. Medieval tower arch survives. Monuments. Brass (a demi-figure), to Thomas Cod, died 1465 in Victorian frame; good rural monument to Thomas Manley Esq, died 1690 in a foliage plaster frame with heraldic device; several other good quality C18 and C19 rural monuments. Complete 1870s tiling to chancel and sanctuary. Church guide: St Margaret's, Rochester, a Brief History (no author, not dated).

Listing NGR: TQ7402468065

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
173172
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
St Margaret's Rochester A Brief History

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: 13 Apr 2001
Reference: IOE01/03538/24
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Kieran Morris. Source Historic England Archive
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