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Church of St Margaret

A Grade II* Listed Building in Wolstanton, Staffordshire

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Latitude: 53.0297 / 53°1'46"N

Longitude: -2.2156 / 2°12'55"W

OS Eastings: 385640

OS Northings: 348062

OS Grid: SJ856480

Mapcode National: GBR M98.ZG

Mapcode Global: WHBCS.Y34Q

Entry Name: Church of St Margaret

Listing Date: 21 October 1949

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1196517

English Heritage Legacy ID: 385912

Location: Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, ST5

County: Staffordshire

District: Newcastle-under-Lyme

Town: Newcastle-under-Lyme

Electoral Ward/Division: Wolstanton

Built-Up Area: Newcastle-under-Lyme

Traditional County: Staffordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Staffordshire

Church of England Parish: St Margaret, Wolstanton

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text


SJ84NE CHURCH LANE, Wolstanton
644-1/4/66 (East side)
21/10/49 Church of St Margaret


Church. Mainly of 1860, but incorporating substantial ammounts
of medieval building, including north tower and spire. Largely
by Ward and Son, with chancel by Salvin. Sandstone rubble,
coursed and squared, tiled roof with scalloped bands and ridge
cresting. North tower, nave, 2 aisles, chancel. Decorated
style. Squat 3-stage tower with parapet and pinnacles and
recessed octagonal spire. Decorated lights with deep splays in
lower stage and to bell-chamber. Inserted Victorian doorway in
east wall. North vestry to chancel, and 3-light Decorated east
window with fluid tracery. Small window in east wall of nave
above chancel roofline. 2-light Decorated aisle windows, heavy
buttresses, corbel table. Heavy south porch with angle
buttresses and ball-flower decoration to moulded archway.
Foliate hood mould with cresting. INTERIOR: nave arcades of 4
bays with octagonal shafts. Hammer beam roof, wood traceried
chancel screen. Late C19 stained glass, and tiled floors.
Series of monuments to members of Sneyd family in chancel:
wall tablet to John Sneyd, 1710, pedimented with urn and
flanking cherubs; Sir William and Anne Sneyd, 1571, an
alabaster chest tomb with recumbant effigies and 11 children
represented in high relief round the base. Re-cut stone canopy
with strapwork and arms; two other tablets to Radulph and
William Sneyd (1729).
(The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Staffordshire:

Listing NGR: SJ8564048062

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