SK 88 SW
GAINSBOROUGH ROAD (west side)
Church of St. Margaret of Antioch
Parish Church. Mid C11, late C12, early C13, C15, C19, C20. Limestone herringbone rubble, limestone coursed rubble, limestone ashlar, some ironstone and red brick. Slate roofs with decorative ridge tiles and battlemented east gables. West tower,nave with north and south aisles, south porch, rectangular chancel with small northern recess.
C11 tower with herringbone masonry throughout and long-and-short work on corners. West front with blocked lower large pointed opening with C20 round headed light inserted.Small C11 round headed light with hood mould above, and weathered face on plaque and string course above that. Bell openings on all four sides, each with paired round headed openings divided by mid wall shaft with capitals with crude volutes and chamfered impost blocks.
Anglo Saxon nave roof line visible beneath eastern bell opening, with blocked doorway with flat head below. Moulded C15 eaves with projecting corner gargoyles and single gargoyles in centre of each face. Battlements. Between tower and north aisle, part of C11 nave visible with long-and-short work. Clean masonry break with C15 north aisle with rectangular west window with two cusped ogee headed lights and rectangular hood mould. Battlements and ornate pinnacles run above north and south aisles, nave clerestorey and chancel. North side of nave aisle with pointed ironstone window restored in C20, of three cusped, pointed lights with vertical one tracery, hood mould and label stops. Two similar limestone windows beyond but unrestored. A blocked lancet between the two eastern windows. Rectangular east window of north aisle of two pointed cusped lights with rectangular hood mould.
North side of chancel with outline of part of C12 arcade arch visible. Small rectangular C15 single light window with shallow triangular head and rectangular hood mould. East end of chancel with flattened triangular head, three lights with flattened triangular heads, vertical mullions extending into tracery with large cusped oculus above. Lower part of south side of chancel wall to west of C11 herringbone. Two C15 rectangular windows each with three lights with shallow pointed heads and rectangular hood mould. Small C12 lancet to west with C15 rectangular window above with two round headed lights. Some herringbone continues in east end of south aisle with low C20 angle buttress. South side of nave aisle with two large pointed C15 windows each of three pointed, cusped lights with vertical tracery and hood moulds. Narrow single stage buttress with chamfered plinth in between. C15 porch with moulded plinth, eaves and battlements. South side with shallow gable with single ornate pinnacle remaining in west corner. Pointed south doorway with deeply moulded surround and hood mould. Porch interior flanked by stone benches. South doorway with pointed head and moulded doorway and plank door.
West end of south aisle with fragments of Anglo Saxon cross with interlace and cable decoration re-set. Rectangular window above with two lights with cusped ogee heads and rectangular hood mould. Corner of C11 nave with long-and-short work in corner of nave and aisle. Early C12 interior tower arch not bonded into tower, with round head, small chamfered imposts and plain jambs. North arcade of c1175 of two bays with round chamfered heads, round pier and semi-circular responds; central pier with bold foliated volute capital and eastern capital with large flat leaves and volutes. All with waterholding bases. Early C13 south arcade of two bays with pointed double chamfered heads, octagonal central pier and keeled responds, plain capitals, hood moulds and head in spandrel. Early C12 round chancel arch with large round roll moulded outer order and two inner rectangular orders, large chamfered imposts, cushion capitals with spoon-like decorations and single shaft on each side. C13 arch to north chancel recess with double chamfered steeply pointed arch,semi-circular responds and plain capitals. Niche in south wall of chancel with pointed chamfered surround and polygonal pedestal. C11 cross head embedded in north wall. C19 and C20 altar rail, pews, pulpit, lectern and octagonal ashlar font.
Listing NGR: SK8397381760