Hardwick - St Margaret

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St Margaret’s is central to Hardwick village. The church is largely accepted to be Norman, but has some Saxon features. Its round tower partially fell in 1770. The porch has an attractive brick and flint chequer pattern. A large wall painting of St Christopher dates from the C14th. Rising from a window sill is an old rood loft stairway.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Small door in chancel
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
St Margaret's collapsed tower (© David Ferre)
 
 
Norman doorway

(Images of the Norman doorway and
the rood loft stairway are 
© Simon Knott, www.norfolkchurches.co.uk)

 

Every year a group of pilgrims
stops off at Hardwick on the

Essex Leg of the Student Cross pilgrimage
(from Colchester) to Walsiingham for Good Friday. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The former rood loft stairway

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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