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St Margaret, Antingham
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Indeed, they may have both continued as working churches after the Reformation, because there are the remains of brickwork in the ruins of the porch on the south side of St Margaret. But by the start of the 18th century, when both churches were in a parlous state, permission was given to use the stone of St Margaret to repair St Mary.
A considerable amount remains. The tower stands foursquare, covered in elder. A long crack from top to bottom in the west wall suggests that it has been struck by lightning. Looking straight up the tower, you can see the brickwork of the tower arch. You can also still see the internal nave walls within the glade of elder and ivy, a slightly furtive place, a great contrast with the clean, neat and tidy church of St Mary on the other side of the graveyard.
Simon Knott, August 2006
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