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Church of St Margaret

A Grade II* Listed Building in Southolt, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.2742 / 52°16'27"N

Longitude: 1.2136 / 1°12'49"E

OS Eastings: 619341

OS Northings: 268870

OS Grid: TM193688

Mapcode National: GBR VLL.FMS

Mapcode Global: VHL9V.Z3GF

Plus Code: 9F4376F7+MF

Entry Name: Church of St Margaret

Listing Date: 29 July 1955

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1288635

English Heritage Legacy ID: 281334

Location: Southolt, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP23

County: Suffolk

Civil Parish: Southolt

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Worlingworth with Southolt

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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TM 16 NE
4/53 Church of St Margaret
- II*
Redundant parish church. C15 nave and porch, late C18 chancel (a brick at
east end scratch-dated 1771). Restored 1907 when west end of nave was
rebuilt. Nave, chancel, south porch, north vestry. Medieval work faced in
knapped flint with stone admixture; stone dressings. Red brick chancel with a
chequerwork in dark headers. Slated roofs to nave and porch, plaintiles to
chancel. The nave side windows are in Perpendicular style, the 2 at the west
end entirely renewed, the others much restored. Moulded north and south
doorways, both with original doors. Rebuilt west end has gabled bell turret
with a single bell. Porch facade has all-over chequer flushwork; the gable,
with a canopied niche, has been rebuilt. Moulded entrance arch with hoodmould
on mutilated stops. Small chancel, the 3-light east window with intersecting
tracery. Interior. Original nave roof with scissor-braced coupled rafters,
ashlar pieces and a moulded cornice; a boarded-in section at the east end is
the remains of a canopy of honour. The west end of the roof was renewed in
1907. Chancel arch on corbel heads of a king and bishop, probably positioned
here in C19. In north east nave is the blocked 4-centre arched entrance to
the rood loft stair. C15 octagonal font, the bowl panels carved with the
signs of the Evangelists and shield-bearing angels; lions and woodwoses
against the stem. The carving has been partially renewed. The pulpit,
chancel stalls and remaining nave benches date from later C19; other
furnishings now removed. At west end of nave, C19 framed copies of the
Commandments, Lord's Prayer and Creed. On north chancel wall, a simple tablet
to Dame Ann Henniker (1792). 4 ledger slabs in sanctuary floor; matrix of
brass in nave floor.

Listing NGR: TM1934168870

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