SK8381 : Church of St Margaret, Marton

taken 6 months ago, near to Marton, Lincolnshire, Great Britain

Church of St Margaret, Marton
Church of St Margaret, Marton
Detail of herringbone masonry of the tower, with typical alternating long and short quoins.
Church of St Margaret of Antioch, Marton
Much of the pre-conquest Saxon church of the mid 11th century remains, with refreshingly little interference from the restoration of 1868.

The church consists of aisled nave with chancel, west tower and south porch.

The tower is almost entirely Saxon, with herringbone masonry throughout. The roofline of the original Saxon nave is still clearly visible on the east face, and the tower arch is also of the period. There is also substantial herringbone masonry in the chancel although it has been lengthened and the walls pierced with late 14th century Perpendicular windows. The chancel arch is also possibly original but more likely early Norman

The north arcade is late 12th century Norman period with stiff-leaf decoration to the capitals, the south arcade being later, 13th century Early English with and octagonal pillar with plain capital. The main windows of the south aisle are finely proportioned in Perpendicular style, 15th century, and the porch is from the same period.

In the chancel north wall is a small crucifix, probably of Saxon date, with a pedestal niche for a saint's statue of later origin on the opposite wall.

Other internal fitments are Victorian or later.

The church is Listed Grade I.

In the churchyard are the substantial remains of a medieval cross, probably 14th century, adapted in the early 20th century to form a war memorial, Listed Grade II for group value.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 28 September, 2017   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 3 October, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement  Religious sites 
Period (from Tags)
11th Century  Saxon 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 8395 8175 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:19.5613N 0:44.4618W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 8395 8175
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NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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