St Margaret's Church, Leicester

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St Margaret's Church, Leicester
View from southwest
Coordinates: 52°38′22.72″N 1°8′11.47″W / 52.6396444°N 1.1365194°W / 52.6396444; -1.1365194
Denomination Church of England
Administration
Parish Leicester
Diocese Leicester
Province Canterbury
Clergy
Canon(s) Barry Naylor

St Margaret's Church is an ancient Anglican parish church situated on St Margaret's Way in Leicester, England. It has been designated a Grade I listed building by English Heritage.[1]

Parts of the transept date from c. 1200, and parts of the aisles from the late 13th century. Most of the church was rebuilt in Perpendicular style c. 1444,[1] under William Alnwick, the Bishop of Lincoln. The west tower, which is 108 feet (33 m) high, was built at that time.[2] It contains a ring of 14 bells including a flat sixth.[citation needed]

There was a Victorian restoration by George Gilbert Scott in 1860,[2] and another in 1881 by George Edmund Street.[1]

Organ[edit]

The organ dates from 1773 but is now much enlarged. A specification of the organ can be found on the National Pipe Organ Register.[3]

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