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Church of St Margaret

A Grade II* Listed Building in Morton on the Hill, Norfolk

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Latitude: 52.6987 / 52°41'55"N

Longitude: 1.1452 / 1°8'42"E

OS Eastings: 612618

OS Northings: 315870

OS Grid: TG126158

Mapcode National: GBR TCY.VRB

Mapcode Global: WHLS1.KFKF

Entry Name: Church of St Margaret

Listing Date: 10 May 1961

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1051548

English Heritage Legacy ID: 228427

Location: Morton on the Hill, Broadland, Norfolk, NR9

County: Norfolk

District: Broadland

Civil Parish: Morton on the Hill

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

Church of England Parish: Weston Longville with Moreton-on-the-Hill

Church of England Diocese: Norwich

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Listing Text


2/36 Church of St. Margaret.

G.V. II*

Parish church, now largely in ruins except for chancel and eastern bay of
nave. C11 tower, remainder late C13 with some C19 rebuilding. Flint with
limestone dressings; some quoins and base courses in iron-bound conglomerate.
Steeply-pitched pantiled roof continuous over nave and chancel. Freestanding
walls capped with pantiles and plain tiles. Round west tower with base courses
in iron-bound conglomerate, upper walling of flint, partly collapsed 30.3.59.
Small double-splayed opening in east side; small semi-circular headed opening
with large internal splay on north side. Splayed semi-circular headed tower
arch. South porch of knapped flint with ashlar quoins; doorway with attached
shafts. Blocked window openings in east and west walls with four-centred
cusped heads. Good south door with traceried panels. 2-light nave south
windows, two with 'Y' tracery, one Perpendicular with cusped four-centred
heads under a square drip mould. Single lancet in sanctuary. Slate memorial
tablet to William Bowess (+ 1729) set in south wall. Staged angle buttresses
at east wall. 3-light east window with intersecting tracery. Chapel to north
east much restored and rebuilt in C19, but retaining a C14 ogee-headed cusped
lancet in the west wall. Two bay north arcade with octagonal piers and
responds; arches with double plain-chamfer and keeled fillet. In the north
west corner, a fine monument to Thomas Southwell (+ 1609); a tomb chest with
three shields and strapwork decoration in panels surmounted by a four-centred
arch on pilasters and coat of arms. Octagonal font with shields around bowl
and cusped blank arcade around stem. Remains of screen base re-used on north
and south sides of sanctuary, three bays on each side. C17 altar rail with
turned posts and balusters. Plastered ceiling over nave; roof structures
not visible. C19 arch-braced roof over chapel.

Listing NGR: TG1261815870

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