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St. Margaret's Church, York

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St. Margaret's Church, York
The Parish Church of St Margaret Walmgate stands on the south-west corner of Navigation Road and Percy's Lane. The church is first mentioned in a charter dated between 1177 and 1181 when the advowson was granted to St Leonard's Hospital, but it certainly existed before that time - the doorway to the porch dates to about 1160 and is said to have come from St Nicholas Lawrence Street. Much of the fabric of the church was rebuilt in the fourteenth century.

The church comprises a nave and north aisle (visible on the right here), porch, vestry, and tower, much of which is is fourteenth century. Apart from the porch and the tower (which dates from 1684), the church was rebuilt in 1852, although much of the style of the older building survived. Elements of that building remain in the tracery of some windows on the south side of the nave and in the east window. The church closed in 1955. It is now the National Centre for Early Music. [The History Files]


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St. Margaret's Church is located at OS Grid Ref. SE6095351565

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