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Church of St Margaret

A Grade I Listed Building in Hempnall, Norfolk

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Latitude: 52.5019 / 52°30'6"N

Longitude: 1.3007 / 1°18'2"E

OS Eastings: 624121

OS Northings: 294455

OS Grid: TM241944

Mapcode National: GBR VHZ.5NG

Mapcode Global: VHL8R.HCGW

Plus Code: 9F43G822+Q7

Entry Name: Church of St Margaret

Listing Date: 7 December 1959

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1050328

English Heritage Legacy ID: 225475

Location: Hempnall, South Norfolk, Norfolk, NR15

County: Norfolk

Civil Parish: Hempnall

Built-Up Area: Hempnall

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

Church of England Parish: Hempnall St Margaret

Church of England Diocese: Norwich

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Church of St Margaret


Pre-conquest origin with long-and-short quoins at north-west angle of nave. Rebuilt in C13 and C14. North and south aisles with renewed Perpendicular window, the north windows with straight heads, the south aisle with embattled parapet. C13 two bay north arcade with round piers and capitals with abaci and double-chamfered aisles. Early C14 three-bay south arcade with octagonal piers and sunk-quadrant mouldings. Third bay to east is C19. Truncated chancel. C15 two storeyed south porch with window above entrance flanked by niches. Early C14 west tower with diagonal buttresses to belfry height, embattled parapet, two-light bell-openings with Y-tracery, and weathervane dated 1727.

Interior: C19 roofs. C15 octagonal font with beasts and figures and figures of angels with shields against the stem and bowl. C17 altar table. Built of rubble with ashlar dressings, with slate and lead roofs.

Some C18 headstones in churchyard.

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