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St Margarets Church

 

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  • Lowestoft is the most easterly point of the United Kingdom with the area experiencing a large amount of coastal erosion. St Margaret's Church is as a result the only medieval church along the immediate coast line to have not ended up in the North Sea - Dunwich for example has lost six. This is thanks to the position of Lowestoft which has seen eroded soil from elsewhere dumped there gradually extending the depth of the sea front.
  • The tower was constructed in the 14th century, and at the time dominated the rest of the church. This has since been demolished with a new nave and chancel constructed in the 15th century that in turn make the tower look proportionately small. It was perhaps in response to this that the oversized steeple was raised in the 15th century which is almost double the height of the tower.

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Renovation Architect
G.F Bodley

Reference Data

Reference No.
6653
First Uploaded
29-04-2012
Last Editorial Date
29-04-2012
 

Building Location

Address
147 Hollingsworth Road, Lowestoft. NR32 4BW
Council
Waveney District Council
County
Suffolk
Region
East Anglia
Country
United Kingdom

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Building Specification

Status
Complete
Construction start date
1308
Completion date
1540
Renovation Date
1870
Heritage Status
Grade I
Style
Gothic Revival

Pinnacle Height (AGL)
36.50
Pinnacle Type
Spire
Roof Height (AGL)
21.30

Market Data

Primary Use
Place of Worship


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