Owthorpe St Margaret

Official Listing Description

The following are listed:

The Church
Two sets of headstones






(east side)

Church of St Margaret

Grade II*

Church. Re-built in 1705 using material from an earlier church on the site. The south side and most of the tower is of dressed stone, the rest of thinly coursed rubble with quoins. Hipped plain-tile roof behind a plain parapet of 2 deep courses set between moulded string courses. The parapet rises at the west end to meet the tower. A simple rectangular nave plan with square west tower. Round-arched west doorway with imposts and raised keystone above which are 2 angels holding a shield. 2-light bell-chamber openings with square head and round-arched lights. 2-light Gothic window to each side of the tower with cusped Y-tracery. Two similar windows on south side. Two reducing buttresses on the north side, and a later buttress on east end. The 3-light east window is round-arched and transomed. One of the quoins on the north-east corner is inscribed "C 1629 W". Interior: a wooden screen of circa 1705 divides the nave from the chancel: square panelled piers with capitals support the 5-bay arcade, the centre arch is round the rest pointed and above is a heavy moulded cornice. The screen is said to have come from Owthorpe Hall owned by the Hutchinson family. The roof is supported by 3 large trusses which have large tie-beams with slender King posts and 2 sets of diagonal struts. Wind-bracing from principal rafters to purlins. Jacobean oak panelled pulpit with extended back panel, tester with pendant bosses and reading easel. Incorporated reading desk below re-using early panelling. Contemporary alter rail with moulded base and rail, turned balusters and a centre gate. C15 octagonal font with castellated top and alternate shields of tracery and tree and foliage motifs. On the north wall is a white marble monument with central slate to Colonel John Hutchinson d.1664 and other members of the Hutchinson family. It has a suit of armour at one side and a swag at the other. Also on the north wall a white marble monument to Charles Hutchinson d.1695, with an open segmental pediment on small Ionic columns. On the south wall is a monument to Elizabeth Norton d.1713 with fluted Corinthian pilasters supporting an open, scrolled pediment with central shield and coat of arms. N Pevsner. The Buildings of England,1979.

Listing NGR: SK6723433439






(east side)

Headstones in Churchyard of
Church of St Margaret,
south of Church

Grade II

Headstones. Mainly C18. Mainly slate.

1. Small, rectangular with round-faced winged angel, to: James Watson d.1712.

2. Similar to above (damaged), to: ? Watson d.1727.

3. Rectangular, with fine classical detail, to: Sarah wife of John Smith d.1784.

4. Large, rectangular, fine details with reliefs in corners, to: John Smith d.1767.

5. Limestone, shaped head, to: Elizabeth wife of William ? d.July 30th 1700.

6. Small, rectangular with round-faced winged angel, to: John Gunnill d.1727.

7. Rectangular, with fine detail of foliage and flowers, to: Alice wife of Edward Mackley d.1781.

8. Tall, shaped, with fine flowing detail, to: John Mackley d.1826. Signed James Bingham.

9. Very large, shaped, divided vertically, to: Joseph Wild d.1830, also, Elizabeth wife of Joseph Wild d.1802. Signed Swain, Clawson.

10. Shaped, fairly simple, to: John Wild d.1770.

11. Shaped, with simple rectangular surround, to: Ann wife of William Grice daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth Wild d.1819.

Listing NGR: SK6722933432





(east side)

Headstones in Churchyard of
Church of St Margaret,
west of tower, south side

Grade II

Headstones. Mainly C18. Slate. West to east:

1. Small, shaped with relief hour glass at top, to: Edward Bulton d.1754.

2. Rectangular with round-faced winged angel, to: John Bird d.1724, also children who died in infancy and Ellin his wife.

3. Rectangular, fairly plain, to: James Poulton d.1763.

4. Tall, shaped with fine decoration, to: William son of Richard and Hannah Wright d.1803. Signed Wright, Hickling.

5. Rectangular, fine detail, to: Mary Archer d.1777.

6. Shaped, fairly plain, to: Ann daughter of Henry and Elizabeth Archer d.1792.

7. Rectangular with fine, flowing detail, to: Sarah Archer d.1768. Signed Barnes.

8. Similar to above, to: John Archer d.1767. Signed Jas. Sparrow.

9. Broad, rectangular with moulded surround and relief cherubs' heads in corners, to: John Mackley d.1752.

10. Very tall with a relief in centre oval, divided vertically, to: John Mackley d.1811, also Margaret wife of John Mackley d.1810. Signed Jones, Bingham.

11. Broad, rectangular, divided vertically, to: Henry Archer d.1761, also Elizabeth Archer d.1758.

12. Small, rectangular, to: Samuel son of Henry and Elizabeth Archer d.1742 in his 21st year.

13. Small, rectangular with round-faced winged angel, to: Richard Dexter d.1727.

14. Similar to above, to: Sarah wife of Thomas Dexter d.1732.

15. Rectangular, with relief winged cherub's head, divided vertically, to: Richard Dexter d.1761, also Elizabeth Dexter d.1767. An excellent example of the type.

16. Large, rectangular with moulded surround and relief in corners of hour glass with entwined serpent, to: Elizabeth the wife of Henry Archer d.1754, also children who died in infancy.

Listing NGR: SK6720833436