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Church of St Margaret

A Grade I Listed Building in Leicester, City of Leicester

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Latitude: 52.6404 / 52°38'25"N

Longitude: -1.1363 / 1°8'10"W

OS Eastings: 458542

OS Northings: 305087

OS Grid: SK585050

Mapcode National: GBR FGH.3C

Mapcode Global: WHDJB.JW4P

Entry Name: Church of St Margaret

Listing Date: 5 January 1950

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1074072

English Heritage Legacy ID: 188606

Location: Leicester, LE1

County: City of Leicester

Electoral Ward/Division: Abbey

Built-Up Area: Leicester

Traditional County: Leicestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Leicestershire

Church of England Parish: Leicester The Abbey

Church of England Diocese: Leicester

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Listing Text

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 15/01/2016

SK 5805 4/27

St Margaret's Church

(Formerly listed under CHURCH GATE (East Side))



Mainly C15. Section of possibly Anglo-Saxon wall under church. Transept
responds of circa 1200. South arcade, chancel arch (rebuilt 1860) and
south doorway late C13. North arcade circa 1300. Substantially Perpendicular
dating from 1444 with fine large west tower with panelled battlements,
pinnacles and stair-turret and tierceron vault inside; the clerestory,
north and south aisles, south porch with panelled front, fan-vault inside
porch and fireplace in chamber above, and chancel. C15 octagonal font.
Stained glass by Thomas Willement in 1840's, and by Wailes in 1864. Hinges
of north door C13. Monuments: 1520 Bishop Penny, 1444 William Barbour
and Wife. Tower contains fine peal of bells. Restored by Scott in 1860's
and by Street in 1881. Many good C18 and C19 slate headstones in churchyard.

Listing NGR: SK5854205087

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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