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Church of St Margaret

A Grade II* Listed Building in Margaret Marsh, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.9668 / 50°58'0"N

Longitude: -2.2527 / 2°15'9"W

OS Eastings: 382352

OS Northings: 118632

OS Grid: ST823186

Mapcode National: GBR 1Y0.79F

Mapcode Global: FRA 665K.877

Plus Code: 9C2VXP8W+PW

Entry Name: Church of St Margaret

Listing Date: 16 August 1960

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1305445

English Heritage Legacy ID: 102700

Location: Margaret Marsh, Dorset, SP7

County: Dorset

Civil Parish: Margaret Marsh

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: East Orchard with Margaret Marsh St Thomas

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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5/72 Church of St Margaret

Parish Church, C15 west tower, remainder rebuilt 1872. C19 work by
Crickmay. Coursed squared rubble and ashlar with ashlar dressings.
Tiled, gable-ended roofs, with stone copings. Plan: west tower, nave,
chancel, south porch. West tower: 3-stages separated by weathered
strings; diagonal buttresses to first 2 stages; embattled parapet;
octagonal vice tower; 4-centred arch west door of 2 chamfered orders with
label; 3-light, vertical tracery window under 2-centred head with
string course carried over as label; 2-centred, 2-light bell-stage
openings with lattice stone panels; south face has similar window in
second stage; gargoyle to parapet string. Nave windows are 2-light
with vertical tracery under 2-centred heads with returned labels.
North and south chancel windows of 2-lights with flowing tracery. East
window of 3-lights with vertical tracery under a 2-centred head with
stopped label. Gabled south porch with 4-centred, plain chamfered arch.
South door of a similar pattern. Internal features: early C14 round
bowl font on C18 base. Some medieval glass reset in west-window.
Other fittings and fixtures largely C19.
RCHM, Dorset, vol IV, p 45/6, no 1. Newman J, and Pevsner N, The
Buildings of England: Dorset, Penguin, 1972, p 269.

Listing NGR: ST8235218632

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