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Church of St Margaret

A Grade II* Listed Building in Newton, Cambridgeshire

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Latitude: 52.1221 / 52°7'19"N

Longitude: 0.0951 / 0°5'42"E

OS Eastings: 543530

OS Northings: 249159

OS Grid: TL435491

Mapcode National: GBR L87.T0T

Mapcode Global: VHHKG.LXMK

Plus Code: 9F4243CW+R2

Entry Name: Church of St Margaret

Listing Date: 31 August 1962

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1331108

English Heritage Legacy ID: 51587

Location: Newton, South Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire, CB22

County: Cambridgeshire

Civil Parish: Newton

Built-Up Area: Newton

Traditional County: Cambridgeshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

Church of England Parish: Newton St Margaret

Church of England Diocese: Ely

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(South East Side)

22/183 Church of St. Margaret

Parish church substantially of C13 with C14 additions and
alterations. C15 west tower. Externally much restored in C19.
Pebble, flint, clunch rubble, dressed clunch and limestone.
Steeply pitched roof of slate. Except for part of the tower
nearly all the church is rendered. Plan of west tower, nave
with north aisle and porch, north and south chapels and
chancel. West tower, C15. Three stages, embattled on two stage
splayed plinth. Restored west window and west doorway.
Three-stage set-back buttressing. Half octagonal, C15,
staircase turret on south side. Clunch surrounds to single
cinquefoil bell chamber openings. Nave, C13 origin with C15
clerestory of two windows, restored, to each side. The south
chapel of similar date, but again restored in C14 and later, and
having a C14 window of clunch of two cinquefoil lights with
reticulated tracery in two-centred head. Part of the arch of a
C14 window is visible in the south wall of the chancel.
Interior: The tower arch has three continuous moulded orders in
two centred arch. The nave is C13 but has an arcade on north
side of C14. In two bays only. Two centred arches of two
chamfered orders on octagonal columns with octagonal capitals.
At the responds, the arches spring from corbels carved with
masks. There is a similar double chamfered and two centred arch
between the north aisle and north chapel. The arch from the
nave to the north chapel is two centred and of two chamfered
orders, the outer terminating in a broach stop. There is a
holdwater base to the half octagonal responds. The arch to the
south chapel is similar but has the broach stop to the outer
chamfer. There is a C13 lancet window in the west wall of the
south chapel and a colonette also C13 to a piscina in the south
east corner. Part of a hollow moulded chamfered arch is visible
in the east wall and possibly formed part of a reredlos to an
altar. The wall painting of scrolled foliage is similar to that
of the C13 in the side altar to St. Thomas Beckett at the Church
of St. Edmund, Hauxton (q.v.). The C14 chancel was almost
entirely rebuilt in C19. Font, C13. Stone. Square basin with
chamfered corners with large scroll stops. On column with
moulded capital and base and similar subsidiary columns at
corners. Monuments chancel, floor slabs. Robert Swann 1727 and
Elizabeth, his wife, 1680; wall monuments in chancel.
John Stevenson, 1748 grey marble cartouche. Nave. War memorial
of copper, made by members of Newton Metalwork School founded by
Hurrell family in C19. Wall monuments mostly to members of
Pemberton family and all of C19. Francis, 1809 and Mrs Anne,
1815, by Rossi. William, 1828 by the younger Westmacott.
Christopher, 1850, by Physick. Christopher, 1870, by Noble.
Mrs Montagu, 1871, by Boehm. William Ward, 1900 brass.
Pevsner: Buildings of England p. 443
R. Gunnis: Dictionary OF British Sculptors 1660-1851
R.C.H.M: record card

Listing NGR: TL4353049159

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