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Lady Margaret Church

A Grade II Listed Building in Southwark, London

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Latitude: 51.4923 / 51°29'32"N

Longitude: -0.0907 / 0°5'26"W

OS Eastings: 532646

OS Northings: 178769

OS Grid: TQ326787

Mapcode National: GBR RM.S6

Mapcode Global: VHGR0.CRXC

Plus Code: 9C3XFWR5+WP

Entry Name: Lady Margaret Church

Listing Date: 11 August 1994

Last Amended: 17 September 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1378475

English Heritage Legacy ID: 470776

ID on this website: 101378475

Location: Walworth, Southwark, London, SE17

County: London

District: Southwark

Electoral Ward/Division: East Walworth

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Southwark

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Walworth St John

Church of England Diocese: Southwark

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636-1/8/202 (North side)
11/08/94 Lady Margaret Church
(Formerly Listed as:
(North side)
Lady Margaret Church)


Anglican church, now disused. 1888-9. By Ewan Christian. Red
brick with stone dressings.
STYLE: the overall style is Early English, the proportions
adjusted and the surfaces made sheer for dramatic and
expressive effect.
PLAN: the main vessel of the building has a steeply pitched
slate roof which maintains the same level from nave to chancel
and wraps around the apsidal east end. A candle snuffer bell
cote marks the division between the nave and transepts which
scarcely project beyond the face of the narrow north and south
aisles and which are linked, at the west end, by an equally
narrow narthex. The main door of the church, which has a
segmental pointed arch surmounted by a drip moulding, is at
the south end of the narthex.
EXTERIOR: west end has triple lancet window and has
cross-shaped saddlestone and kneelers . Five bay nave with
lancets to clerestorey and no windows to nave but pattern of
pilasters . Gabled transepts with kneelers, cross-shaped
saddlestones and double lancet linked by hood moulding.
Apsidal chancel has lancets linked by hoodmoulding. Dogtooth
cornice to nave and chancel. Slate bellcote between nave and
transepts with spire and wooden bellchamber.
INTERIOR: 5-bay arcade of brick, the piers without imposts.
These support an impressive barrel-shaped timber ceiling.
Light enters the building through clerestory and transept
windows, there being no windows on the ground-floor level. The
apse has been lined, probably in the early C20, with
alternating panels of light and dark marble, and the windows
in this part of the church are filled with stained glass by
Clayton and Bell.

Listing NGR: TQ3264678769

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