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Church Of St Margaret. Topsham

Hob Uid: 899733
Location :
Devon
Exeter
Exeter
Grid Ref : SX9653408803
Summary : 14th century tower, Norman font. Deep cruciform plan with four-bay nave and two-bay chancel. Unusually, the tower is attached to the west side of the south transept, and the main porch is east of the north transept. Restored 1876.
More information : (SX96828801) St Margaret's Church [NAT] (1)

Church of St Margaret. C14th tower, the rest rebuilt in 1874-6 by Edward Ashworth. Four-bay nave with aisles, chancel and transpets. Norman font. Grade C. (2,3)

The font is an incipient pedestal bowl type, the bowl carved in late Norman style but the shaft is too thick to be classed as a true pedestal. The moulding between neck and shaft is a simple roll-moulding. The main feature of the bowl is a dragon holding a round object in its mouth, similar to that on the font at St Kea, Cornwall, and the tympanum at Eglasberry, also in Cornwall. (4)

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Source Number : 1
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : OS 2500 1954
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Source Number : 2
Source : List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest
Source details : DOE (HHR) Devon Dist. of Exeter JUN-1974 107
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Source Number : 3
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Cherry B and Pevsner N 1989. Buildings of England: Devon. London: Penguin 820
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Source Number : 4
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Trans Devon Assoc. 47 1915 351-2 illus (Clarke KM)
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Norman
Monument End Date : 1170
Monument Start Date : 1066
Monument Type : Font
Evidence : Structure
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : C14
Monument End Date : 1400
Monument Start Date : 1301
Monument Type : Church
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Restored 1876
Monument End Date : 1876
Monument Start Date : 176
Monument Type : Church
Evidence : Extant Building

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Listed Building List Entry Legacy Uid
External Cross Reference Number : 89155
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External Cross Reference Source : Unified Designation System UID
External Cross Reference Number : 1170373
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 98 NE 42
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : ST. MARGARET'S CHURCH, TOPSHAM
Activity type : WATCHING BRIEF
Start Date : 2009-01-01
End Date : 2009-12-31