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County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
St. Margarets
National Grid Reference:
SO 35379 33777


SO 33 SE; 5/99


Church of St Margaret




Parish church. Possibly C12 origins, but substantially C15 and C16. Coursed rubble, still partially plastered, weatherboards to bell turret, stone slate roofs. Bell turret built into west end of nave, chancel, south porch.

Bell turret: coursed rubble above apex of nave roof, above which is weatherboarded bell-chamber jettied to west, four square holes. in weatherboarding on north and south faces, pyramidal stone slate roof topped by copper weather- vane in the form of an arrow. Nave: two and a half bays, coped verges to east and west; late C16 south-east window of two moulded lights, with central mullion and square head; west window has one light in double-chamfered reveals; north-west window, c1900; 2 foiled lights under label, with blocked door beneath. East window of north wall: 2-light, perhaps C15, mullioned window with sunk chamfer for mouldings and iron casement. Beneath bell turret west of north-west window a stone flag apparently blocks what may have been a window opening to bell ringing chamber. Chancel: bases of walls are battered; south window has two lights with cinquefoils, possibly early C14; east window of two lights with chamfered mullion, perhaps late medieval. South porch dated 1924: cusped bargeboards to stone slate roof. Entrance under 2-centre arch, through nailed door divided into five panels by vertical beads.

INTERIOR: reverse of south door has trefoiled head. Chancel: waggon roof; projecting from north-east corner a small flat-topped off-set about 2' 6" high acts as a shelf; altar rails, mid- C17 with turned balusters, two contemporary chairs with scroll and acanthus decoration. Chancel arch has semicircular head and plain chamfered imposts. From the north-east side of the arch stairs rise via a ledged door to the rood loft. Nave: splendid c1500 rood screen and rood loft with coffering, running acorn pattern, two tabernacles and panelling much of it heavily undercut. C15 roof has five bays: arch-braced collars, embattled wall plates, three tie beams beneath the western trusses, the central one moulded. C17 panelling with reeded divisions to north and south and under rood screen; blocked 4- centred head to south wall between south-east window and south door. C14 font: moulded octagonal bowl, shaft and base.

Listing NGR: SO3537833776


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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: 12 Jun 2000
Reference: IOE01/02476/36
Rights: Copyright IoE G. Jane Fleet. Source Historic England Archive
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