Benchmark, St Margaret - Hempnall, Norfolk
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB
N 52° 30.115 E 001° 18.030
31U E 384642 N 5818223
Quick Description: Cut benchmark on the west corner of the south porch of St Margaret's church, Hempnall
Location: Eastern England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 3/17/2015 10:39:14 AM
Waymark Code: WMNHAX
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Axel-F
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Long Description:
Cut benchmark on the west corner of the south porch of St Margaret's church, Hempnall.

"St Margaret today is essentially the work of restorers. Nave aisles survived a fire in the late 14th century, but a fire in the 17th century scoured internal medieval survivals, and the Victorians rebuilt the east end, getting rid of the ruined chancel. The result is a building that is almost perfectly square. In the 1970s, the area beneath the tower was refitted, the new balcony accessed by a gorgeous spiral staircase.

When Mortlock came this way in the 1980s, he found this space filled with 19th century pews; but these have now gone, and the inside is stunningly beautiful, a wide, light space with modern chairs and the altar brought forward into the nave. In one corner there is a chapel dedicated to the patron Saint. (Reminiscent) of modern Catholic churches."

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Height
32.739
Order
3
Datum
'N'
Verified year
1959
Metres above ground
1.000
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