CHURCH OF ST MARGARET

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1372884
Date first listed:
05-Sep-1960
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST MARGARET, CHURCH ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST MARGARET, CHURCH ROAD

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

County:
Norfolk
District:
South Norfolk (District Authority)
Parish:
Topcroft
National Grid Reference:
TM 26585 92893

Details

TM 29 SE TOPCROFT CHURCH ROAD (west side)

4/67 Church of St.Margaret 5.9.60

- II* Parish church. Medieval; chancel of 1712. Flint with brick and stone dressings, brick. Slate roof. West tower, nave, C18 chancel, south aisle, south porch. Embattled tower of 4 stages, the lower stage round, the upper stages octagonal. West window, heavily restored, of 2 lights with panel tracery; post-medieval brick repair above and below window. Medieval brick quoins to second and third stages. Stone dressings to slit light to west of second stage; brick voussoirs. Single light opening to each face of third stage with brick reveals. Stone dresings to fourth stage; large louvred openings to north, south, east and west; flushwork to intermediate faces. Diagonal buttresses to south aisle; post-medieval brick buttress on medieval base. 2 restored 2-light windows with panel tracery. East window of aisle of 3 lights with panel tracery; similar to west, heavily restored. North nave doorway with continuous chamfer. One restored 3-light window with panel tracery; hood mould. One similar window of C19. Off-set in wall of second bay. Light for rood stair. Brick chancel having pilasters with moulded capitals. C19 stone-dressed windows. Buttressed porch to first aisle bay. Single cusped light under square hood mould to east and west. Archway with polygonal shafts; hollow chamfer to arch, continuous outer order with hollow chamfer; hood mould with restored figure stops. Rere-arch of 2 orders; hollow chamfered. Niche to right of archway. Nave doorway of 2 continuous orders, hollow chamfer to arch; hood mould with figure stops. Stoup to right. Interior. Stoup beside south door. 4-bay nave arcade with polygonal shafts on large bases; 2 orders to arch. Piscina in aisle. Rood stair. Probably C19 tower arch and chancel arch. C19 roofs and fittings. Royal arms dated 1789 G.R. Many hatchments. Octagonal font with 4 lions to base; alternate lions and angels with shields to bowl.

Listing NGR: TM2658592893

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
227414
Legacy System:
LBS

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: 11 Jan 2006
Reference: IOE01/14984/20
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Christopher Sharman. Source Historic England Archive
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