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Wolston – St. Margaret

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St. Margaret - Wolston St. Margaret - Wolston

The church of St. Margaret in Wolston dates from the 12th century. Rebuilt in the 14th century when the north and south aisles were added, the 15th century saw the addition of the clerestory, and the 12th century low tower was raised to include a belfry in the 17th century.

St. Margaret - Wolston St. Margaret - Wolston

Originally a cruciform design with south and north transepts which is rare for the area.

Nave St. Margaret Memorial window St. Margaret - Wolston Font St. Margaret - Wolston

The nave is probably from the 14th century, and clerestory being added in the 15th. The roof appears to be 17th century and consists of 5 bays. The octagonal font is from the 14th century. The basin is circular and lead lined. The pedestal is of a much later date.

Memorial window St. Margaret - Wolston West window St. Margaret - Wolston Memorial window detail St. Margaret - Wolston

Memorial window St. Margaret - Wolston North chancel window St. Margaret - Wolston Memorial window Lady Chapel St. Margaret - Wolston

Memorial window St. Margaret - Wolston Chancel St. Margaret - Wolston Memorial window St. Margaret - Wolston

Whilst the altar is modern the chancel rails are 17th century and originally from Rowington in Warwickshire. The three light window above is 17th century although the glass is victorian. The two light window is by Herbert Bryans.

Memorial window St. Margaret - Wolston Lady Chapel St. Margaret - Wolston Table tomb  St. Margaret - Wolston

Painted chancel ceiling St. Margaret - Wolston
Painted chancel ceiling St. Margaret - Wolston
Painted chancel ceiling St. Margaret - Wolston

The chancel was extensively repaired in 1680; and in 1760 the whole roof was decorated in colour, following the gothic tradition, with cheverons, rosettes, the initials M, IHS, carried out in red, white, blue, black, and gold. The bay above the altar has a blue background with gold stars. The sides of the beams are decorated with shields and foliage, with the date 1760 on the western wall-truss.

North aisle St. Margaret - Wolston Piscina and triple sedilia St. Margaret - Wolston

This piscina and triple sedilia date from the 13th century, the north aisle was added in the 14th century.

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