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Church of St Margaret

A Grade I Listed Building in St. Margarets, County of Herefordshire

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Latitude: 51.9987 / 51°59'55"N

Longitude: -2.9427 / 2°56'33"W

OS Eastings: 335379

OS Northings: 233777

OS Grid: SO353337

Mapcode National: GBR F8.JBP4

Mapcode Global: VH78G.Y164

Plus Code: 9C3VX3X4+FW

Entry Name: Church of St Margaret

Listing Date: 26 January 1967

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1266723

English Heritage Legacy ID: 420777

Location: St. Margarets, County of Herefordshire, HR2

County: County of Herefordshire

Civil Parish: St. Margarets

Traditional County: Herefordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Herefordshire

Church of England Parish: St Margaret's

Church of England Diocese: Hereford

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Church of St Margaret




Parish church. Possibly C12 origins, but substantially C15 and C16. Coursed
rubble, still partially plastered, weatherboards to bell turret, stone slate
roofs. Bell turret built into west end of nave, chancel, south porch.

Bell turret: coursed rubble above apex of nave roof, above which is
weatherboarded bell-chamber jettied to west, four square holes. in weatherboarding on
north and south faces, pyramidal stone slate roof topped by copper weather-
vane in the form of an arrow. Nave: two and a half bays, coped verges to east and west;
late C16 south-east window of two moulded lights, with central mullion and square
head; west window has one light in double-chamfered reveals; north-west window,
c1900; 2 foiled lights under label, with blocked door beneath. East window of
north wall: 2-light, perhaps C15, mullioned window with sunk chamfer for
mouldings and iron casement. Beneath bell turret west of north-west window a stone
flag apparently blocks what may have been a window opening to bell ringing
chamber. Chancel: bases of walls are battered; south window has two lights
with cinquefoils, possibly early C14; east window of two lights with chamfered
mullion, perhaps late medieval. South porch dated 1924: cusped bargeboards
to stone slate roof. Entrance under 2-centre arch, through nailed door
divided into five panels by vertical beads.

INTERIOR: reverse of south door has
trefoiled head. Chancel: waggon roof; projecting from north-east corner a
small flat-topped off-set about 2' 6" high acts as a shelf; altar rails, mid-
C17 with turned balusters, two contemporary chairs with scroll and acanthus
decoration. Chancel arch has semicircular head and plain chamfered imposts.
From the north-east side of the arch stairs rise via a ledged door to the
rood loft. Nave: splendid c1500 rood screen and rood loft with coffering,
running acorn pattern, two tabernacles and panelling much of it heavily
undercut. C15 roof has five bays: arch-braced collars, embattled wall plates, three
tie beams beneath the western trusses, the central one moulded. C17 panelling
with reeded divisions to north and south and under rood screen; blocked 4-
centred head to south wall between south-east window and south door. C14 font:
moulded octagonal bowl, shaft and base.

Listing NGR: SO3537833776

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