It is believed that this is the fourth church on the site. The
earliest record is in 1281 when it was granted to Thomas Bratoft.
Further mentions follow during the 14th Century.
By 1520 the
church was referred to as being in a poor state with the rectory
derelict. During the reign of Elizabeth I the church was renovated,
although all the materials inside that were referred to as 'being of
the Roman church' were stripped out and destroyed by the parishoners in
In 1840 the cousin of the novelist William Makepeace
Thackeray, George Thackeray, took the living of St. Margaret's Church
and rebuilt the rectory from scratch. The church was heaviley rebuilt
around 1895 and the tower finally repaired in 1937.
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