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© Mr David W. Collins LRPS

IoE Number: 391277
Location: CHURCH OF ST MARGARET, CHURCH ROAD (north side)
  LOWESTOFT, WAVENEY, SUFFOLK
Photographer: Mr David W. Collins LRPS
Date Photographed: 30 June 2001
Date listed: 13 December 1949
Date of last amendment: 21 June 1993
Grade I

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LOWESTOFT TM59SW CHURCH ROAD 914-1/3/1 (North side) 13/12/49 Church of St Margaret (Formerly Listed as: ST MARGARET'S ROAD (North side) Church of St Margaret) I Parish church. West tower early C14; nave, aisles and chancel late C15, south aisle re-built 1870 by JL Clemence, restored 1899 by Bodley. Flint with ashlar dressings. Roof not visible. 3-stage tower with diagonal buttresses. 2-light Y-tracery west window, lancet to ringing chamber and one 2-light Y-tracery belfry window to each side. Crenellated flushwork parapet and needle spire of 1954 (replacing one of 1483). Nave aisles with 3-light Perpendicular windows separated by stepped flushwork buttresses, 4-light windows to east and west ends. 2-light cusped clerestory windows. One tall 3-light transomed chancel window north and south and a 5-light east window. Angle buttresses to corners of aisles and chancel. 2-storey south porch entered through a moulded archway. Angle buttresses. Flushwork panelling to south face and a 2-light upper-floor window. Stair tower to west, also with flushwork panelling. The porch has a tierceron rib vault with bosses. INTERIOR. 6-bay nave arcade comprising lozenge piers on high polygonal bases supporting continuous wave-moulded arches. Continuous crested tie beam roof with false hammerbeams decorated with gilded angels bearing inscriptions, all restored 1899. Chamfered and hollow-moulded tower arch. No chancel arch. Octagonal C15 font with standing figures in cusped niches in the stem. Each bowl panel has figures of 2 standing saints. Font cover 1940. Brasses of a man and wife in south aisle, c1540, civilian dress. 2 skeleton brasses also in south aisle, early C16. Chancel with bench sedilia under a fleuron cornice. Ogeed piscina with square hood and carved spandrels. In south-east chapel is a wall monument to Captain Utber, commander of the frigate Guernsey in 1665 when he was killed while engaging the Dutch and Danish fleets off Norway. East window glass by Heaton, Butler & Bayne, 1891.

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