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Church of St Margaret

A Grade I Listed Building in Heveningham, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.3018 / 52°18'6"N

Longitude: 1.4209 / 1°25'15"E

OS Eastings: 633335

OS Northings: 272583

OS Grid: TM333725

Mapcode National: GBR WMT.L2P

Mapcode Global: VHM77.LD1T

Plus Code: 9F438C2C+P9

Entry Name: Church of St Margaret

Listing Date: 7 December 1966

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1030466

English Heritage Legacy ID: 286081

Location: Heveningham, East Suffolk, Suffolk, IP19

County: Suffolk

Civil Parish: Heveningham

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Heveningham and Ubbeston

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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5/62 Church of St. Margaret
- I

Parish church. Medieval, restored 1847-66. Nave, chancel, south aisle, west
tower, north transept, north vestry, south porch. Random flint and stone
rubble, the clerestory and uppermost part of the chancel in red brick; remains
of old plasterwork to chancel, cement render to the aisle and north nave;
slated roofs to nave and chancel. Early C15 tower with 3-stage diagonal
buttresses to the west face and later crenellated brick parapet; simple west
doorway, 2-light west window, 2-light bell chamber openings. C15 3-bay aisle
with 2 2-light windows renewed in C19. Simple C15 porch with facade of
knapped flint; original door into nave. The nave has one C15 3-light window
to the north and a 6-bay clerestory with early C16 3-light brick windows; 5 of
the clerestory windows on the north side have been altered. C14 chancel with
restored windows and a Priest's doorway; the east window is shafted
internally. 5-bay aisle arcade with octagonal piers. Early C16 double
hammerbeam nave roof of 6 bays, with pierced tracery above the hammerbeams and
canopied wallposts with carved wooden figures within. 5-bay arched-braced
chancel roof, probably C16. The aisle roof is early C17, with carved brackets
supporting the principal rafters. In the east respond of the easternmost arch
of the aisle arcade is a fine ogee-headed image niche with much original
colouring, especially to tile canopy. C15 carved octagonal font. Against the
north nave wall is the C15 font from Ubbeston church. In the north transept
is a family pew, probably late C18 but incorporating some early C17 carved
panels. The chancel arch has squints to each side; above the arch are the
Royal Arms of George III. Angle piscina in chancel. At the east end of the
aisle is the recumbent mutilated wooden effigy of a knight, probably Sir John
Heveningham (d.1425) or his father, also Sir John (d.1379). Graded I for
medieval fabric.

Listing NGR: TM3333572583

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