An astonishing little church lost in time
St Margaret’s, with its round tower and thatched roof, is a church from another time, standing in an isolated setting, as if still in its twelfth-century Norman world. The magnificent carved doorway with bands of richly carved patterns zigzags, stars and rosettes over the arch is breathtaking; there is another similar doorway, though less richly carved, in the south wall.
Never have I seen such a quirky little church as this one, the thatched roof on a church is a first for myself, built during the Norman period, is has achieved a grade I listing.
Materials used during construction were: Flint, brick and a coarse-grained clastic sedimentary rock that is composed of a mixture of granules, pebbles, cobbles, and boulders (known as conglomerate), with some rendering, limestone dressings, and thatched roofs.
I spent quite some time photographing this particular church as it gave me a feeling of calm and peace, it almost transported me back to when it was in full use, you can imagine the parishioners coming and going about their Sunday business.