The village of Thorne St Margaret stands on rising ground on the S bank of the River Tone, 7miles W of Taunton and less than 2 miles from the Devon border. The church is in the centre of the village, and consists of a 2-bay chancel with a S vestry and organ room, a nave with S aisle and S porch, and a W tower, all of red sandstone random rubble. The tower is 15thc and the remainder 19thc, but there are 12thc carved stones reused on the interior of the S doorway, and a 12thc font.
In 1086 Thorne St Margaret (Torne) was held by Alric from Roger of Courseulles, and before the Conquest it was held by 3 thegns, Almer and his 2 brothers. I paid geld for 1 hide and 3 virgates. The vill also included 4 acres of meadow, 30 acres of pasture, 8 acres of woodland and a mill.
|Depth of bowl||0.26m|
|Ext. diameter of bowl at rim||0.69m|
|Height of base||0.25m|
|Height of bowl||0.35m|
|Height of stem||0.24m|
|Int. diameter of bowl at rim||0.47m|
|Total height of font (excluding step)||0.95m|
EH, English Heritage Listed Building 271133.
N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England: South and West Somerset, Harmondsworth 1958, 322.
Somerset County Council, Somerset County Council, Historic Environment Record 41081.