Church of St Margaret, Heveningham

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Church of St Margaret, Heveningham
Heveningham - Church of St Margaret.jpg
52°18′06″N 1°25′15″E / 52.3018°N 1.4209°E / 52.3018; 1.4209
Location Heveningham, Suffolk, IP19 0EP
Country England
Denomination Church of England
Previous denomination Roman Catholic Church
Status Active
Functional status Parish church
Heritage designation Grade I listed
Designated 7 December 1966
Parish Heveningham and Ubbeston
Deanery Waveney and Blyth
Archdeaconry Archdeaconry of Suffolk
Diocese Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich
Bishop(s) The Rt Revd Norman Banks (AEO)
Priest in charge Interregnum

The Church of St Margaret is a Church of England parish church in Heveningham, Suffolk. The church is a grade I listed building.[1]


The churches dates to the Medieval period. The chancel dates to the 14th century. The tower dates to the 15th century. The double hammerbeam nave roof dates to the early 16th century. The church was restored from 1847 to 1966.[1]

On 7 December 1966, the church was designated a grade I listed building.[1]

Present day[edit]

St Margaret's is part of the Benefice of Heveningham with Ubbeston, Huntingfield and Cookley in the Archdeaconry of Suffolk of the Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich.[2]

As the parish rejects the ordination of women, it receives alternative episcopal oversight from the Bishop of Richborough (currently Norman Banks).[3]

Notable burials[edit]

  • The church contains an oak tomb of Sir John Haveningham.[1][4]
  • Air Vice-Marshal Thomas Traill, senior RAF officer, is buried in the churchyard.[5]
  • Mary Shelton, suspected mistress of King Henry VIII, is buried in the churchyard.


  1. ^ a b c d Historic England. "Church of St Margaret (1030466)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 3 June 2017.
  2. ^ "Heveningham with Ubbeston, St Margaret, Heveningham with Ubbeston". A Church Near You. Archbishops' Council. Retrieved 3 June 2017.
  3. ^ "St Margaret". See of Richborough. Retrieved 3 June 2017.
  4. ^ "Info on Church of St. Margaret". Suffolk Churches. Genuki. Retrieved 22 February 2016.
  5. ^ "Thomas Cathcart Traill". Find A Grave. Retrieved 30 March 2012.

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