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Church of St Margret

A Grade II Listed Building in Ratlinghope, Shropshire

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Latitude: 52.5666 / 52°33'59"N

Longitude: -2.8827 / 2°52'57"W

OS Eastings: 340264

OS Northings: 296891

OS Grid: SO402968

Mapcode National: GBR BC.CDYN

Mapcode Global: WH8CB.PRG8

Entry Name: Church of St Margret

Listing Date: 21 March 1968

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1054604

English Heritage Legacy ID: 256889

Location: Ratlinghope, Shropshire, SY5

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Ratlinghope

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Ratlinghope

Church of England Diocese: Hereford

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Listing Text


5/44 Church of St Margaret

- II

Parish church. Medieval origins, rebuilt early C17 and c.1788, restored
in mid to late C19 and again more thoroughly in 1904/5. Coursed and uncoursed
rubble (largely quartzite to south and local limestone to north), slate roof.
Nave and chancel in one with belfry at west end; south porch and lean-to vestry
at north-west corner of nave. Nave. 2 windows on south, early C20 lancets
with foliated label-stops to the hoodmoulds; weatherboarded belfry with
pyramidal cap and weathervane; in the west wall a tablet records the restoration
and re-opening of the church in 1905, below this a wide round headed window,
also of 1905. Chancel. One lancet in south wall in same style as those in
nave, contemporary 3-light East window. Gabled south porch with segmental
arch covers an early C17 round headed doorway; the door itself is nail studded
and has the inscription "Anno Domini 1625 made and given by Humphrey Biggs and
Tho. Bright then Churchwardens." Interior. Tie and collar beam roof in 4 bays
with double purlins, the 2 western trusses probably being early C17; oak
communion table with initials TD CP JW 1844 may in fact be rather older; mid-
C18 wrought-iron communion rail and some contemporary oak panelling re-used
as wainscoting at the East end and around the walls of the nave. The plain
octagonal font comes from Great Hanwood; all the other furnishings and stained
glass are of 1905. Until the Dissolution the church served the Augustinian
Priory, established here during C12 and which by c.1209 had become a dependent
cell of Wigmore Abbey (Herefs.). Cranage, Vol.5 p.424; B.O.E. Pp.234-5.

Listing NGR: SO4026496891

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