Church of St Margaret


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Statutory Address:
Church of St Margaret, Church Lane


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Statutory Address:
Church of St Margaret, Church Lane

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

Newcastle-under-Lyme (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SJ 85640 48062


SJ84NE 644-1/4/66




Church. Mainly of 1860, but incorporating substantial amounts of medieval building, including north tower and spire. Largely by Ward and Son, with chancel by Salvin. Sandstone rubble, coursed and squared, tiled roof with scalloped bands and ridge cresting. North tower, nave, two aisles, chancel. Decorated style. Squat three-stage tower with parapet and pinnacles and recessed octagonal spire. Decorated lights with deep splays in lower stage and to bell-chamber. Inserted Victorian doorway in east wall. North vestry to chancel, and three-light Decorated east window with fluid tracery. Small window in east wall of nave above chancel roofline. Two-light Decorated aisle windows, heavy buttresses, corbel table. Heavy south porch with angle buttresses and ball-flower decoration to moulded archway. Foliate hood mould with cresting.

INTERIOR: nave arcades of four bays with octagonal shafts. Hammer beam roof, wood traceried chancel screen. Late C19 stained glass, and tiled floors. Series of monuments to members of Sneyd family in chancel: wall tablet to John Sneyd, 1710, pedimented with urn and flanking cherubs; Sir William and Anne Sneyd, 1571, an alabaster chest tomb with recumbant effigies and eleven children represented in high relief round the base. Re-cut stone canopy with strapwork and arms; two other tablets to Radulph and William Sneyd (1729). Listing NGR: SJ8564048062


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Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Staffordshire, (1974)


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

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Date: 25 Apr 2001
Reference: IOE01/01014/35
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Clive Shenton. Source Historic England Archive
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