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Benchmark - St Margaret - Hemingford Abbots, Huntingdonshire
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB
N 52° 19.419 W 000° 07.141
30U E 696330 N 5800944
Quick Description: Cut benchmark on the south east corner of St Margaret's church, Hemingford Abbots.
Location: Eastern England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 5/17/2019 1:14:18 PM
Waymark Code: WM10JRR
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree
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Long Description:

Cut benchmark on the south east corner of St Margaret's church, Hemingford Abbots.

Square Easting Northing Mark type Description Height Order Datum Verified year Metres above ground
TL 2828 7116 CUT MARK ST MARGARETS CH S ANG SE FACE 9.190 3 'N' 1967 0.700

"St Margaret's Church, in Hemingford Abbots is a Church of England church, dedicated to Saint Margaret of Antioch. A church has stood on the site since at least 1086, for it is mentioned in the Domesday Record. Parts of the current fabric date from c. 1300.

The nave's arches were built around 1300, the thicker pillars next to the chancel show where a twelfth century central tower stood. The remains of the flying buttresses which supported the tower can also be seen.

The oaken roof dates from around the fifteenth century. There are twenty-two angels in the architecture.

Signs of an earlier, lower, roof are evident, and the outlines of the earlier clerestory windows can also be seen.

The font is some seven hundred years old, with low relief Norman arches.

The tower is adorned with gargoyles, though there are none on the less visible north side.

The spire is octagonal, and has castellated band courses, two rows of lucarnes, and is topped with a weathervane. The first ten feet (3.0 m) of the spire is at a steeper angle than the rest.

The churchyard contains many traditional headstones in the vernacular material, two table tombs, and has a goodly population of box trees and yews. Access is via a lychgate which was moved from Warboys to mark the Hemingford Millennium in 1974."

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Type of Trigpoint: Cut Bench Mark

Condition: Good

Number on Flush Bracket: N/A

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