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Church of St Margaret

A Grade II* Listed Building in Owthorpe, Nottinghamshire

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Latitude: 52.8942 / 52°53'39"N

Longitude: -1.002 / 1°0'7"W

OS Eastings: 467234

OS Northings: 333439

OS Grid: SK672334

Mapcode National: GBR 9KV.KH4

Mapcode Global: WHFJC.LJ12

Entry Name: Church of St Margaret

Listing Date: 1 December 1965

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1236253

English Heritage Legacy ID: 426869

Location: Owthorpe, Rushcliffe, Nottinghamshire, NG12

County: Nottinghamshire

District: Rushcliffe

Civil Parish: Owthorpe

Traditional County: Nottinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Nottinghamshire

Church of England Parish: Owthorpe

Church of England Diocese: Southwell and Nottingham

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Listing Text

SK63SE (east side)
4/125 Church of
St Margaret
- II*
Church. Re-built in 1705 using material from an earlier church on
the site. The south side and most of the tower is of dressed stone,
the rest of thinly coursed rubble with quoins. Hipped plain-tile
roof behind a plain parapet of 2 deep courses set between moulded
string courses. The parapet rises at the west end to meet the tower.
A simple rectangular nave plan with square west tower. Round-arched
west doorway with imposts and raised keystone above which are 2 angels
holding a shield. 2-light bell-chamber openings with square head and
round-arched lights. 2-light Gothic window to each side of the tower
with cusped Y-tracery. Two similar windows on south side. Two
reducing buttresses on the north side, and a later buttress on east
end. The 3-light east window is round-arched and transomed. One
of the quoins on the north-east corner is inscribed "C 1629 W".
Interior: a wooden screen of circa 1705 divides the nave from the
chancel: square panelled piers with capitals support the 5-bay arcade,
the centre arch is round the rest pointed and above is a heavy moulded
cornice. The screen is said to have come from Owthorpe Hall owned by
the Hutchinson family. The roof is supported by 3 large trusses which
have large tie-beams with slender King posts and 2 sets of diagonal
struts. Wind-bracing from principal rafters to purlins. Jacobean
oak panelled pulpit with extended back panel, tester with pendant
bosses and reading easel. Incorporated reading desk below re-using
early panelling. Contemporary alter rail with moulded base and rail,
turned balusters and a centre gate. C15 octagonal font with castellated
top and alternate shields of tracery and tree and foliage motifs. On
the north wall is a white marble monument with central slate to Colonel
John Hutchinson d.1664 and other members of the Hutchinson family.
It has a suit of armour at one side and a swag at the other. Also on
the north wall a white marble monument to Charles Hutchinson d.1695,
with an open segmental pediment on small Ionic columns. On the south
wall is a monument to Elizabeth Norton d.1713 with fluted Corinthian
pilasters supporting an open, scrolled pediment with central shield and
coat of arms.
N Pevsner. The Buildings of England,1979.

Listing NGR: SK6723433439

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