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Waveney (District Authority)
St. Margaret, South Elmham
National Grid Reference:
TM 31410 83967



4/65 Church of St. Margaret 1 .9.53


Parish Church. C12, C14 and C15. Nave, chancel, south porch, west tower, north vestry. Rubble flint with traces of old render; slate roofs; freestone dressings, but no stone quoins to the corners of the nave. The early C14 tower has a mixture of black knapped flint and freestone to its lower stages and diagonal buttresses on the west with freestone details; it is capped by a low pitched hipped roof and has no parapet. On the south, a square quatrefoiled window, and on the north a similar window containing an 8-spoked wheel. The porch has an upper room accessible from the newel stair in the stair turret on the south side of the tower. The front wall of the porch, which is in knapped flint and red brick, has 2 single-light windows with a cinquefoil niche between them. Inside is a fine set of stocks. Simple Norman south doorway with one order of shafts, roll moulding, volute capitals, and small vertical zigzags in the abaci. To the south of the doorway, the remains of a stoup with trefoil head. A Norman slit window in the south wall of the nave, the remaining windows are Perpendicular, 2-light. Interior of nave with C19 pulpit and benches with poppyheads. Beside the pulpit, the rood stairs with a blocked upper door. Octagonal C15 font: 4 lions against the stem, and on the bowl the signs of the 4 Evangelists alternating with 4 demi-figures of angels; Jacobean cover, with console brackets. Nave roof in 6 bays, arch- braced; moulding to braces and purlins; embattled and brattished cornice; reinstated shields with carved emblems to the feet of the braces. A small section of the lower part of the chancel arch screen stands in the chancel: the 4 panels are painted with figures, now very faint. Chancel with 3-light east window. In the north wall, a small Easter Sepulchre with panelled and traceried base and an ogee gable to the recess above, crocketed and pinnacled. Early C18 marble mural monuments in Classical style. Boarded and stained roof. In the vestry, a window with C14 glass with tabernacle and border work.

Listing NGR: TM3141083967


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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: 08 Oct 2003
Reference: IOE01/10546/11
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Mike Withinshaw. Source Historic England Archive
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