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Church of St Mary Magdalene

A Grade II Listed Building in Guyhirn, Cambridgeshire

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Latitude: 52.6095 / 52°36'34"N

Longitude: 0.0625 / 0°3'45"E

OS Eastings: 539755

OS Northings: 303296

OS Grid: TF397032

Mapcode National: GBR L2C.BMQ

Mapcode Global: WHHNH.XNYW

Plus Code: 9F42J357+Q2

Entry Name: Church of St Mary Magdalene

Listing Date: 31 October 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1125896

English Heritage Legacy ID: 48179

Location: Wisbech St. Mary, Fenland, Cambridgeshire, PE13

County: Cambridgeshire

Civil Parish: Wisbech St. Mary

Built-Up Area: Guyhirn

Traditional County: Cambridgeshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

Church of England Parish: Wisbech St Mary and Guyhirn with Rings End

Church of England Diocese: Ely

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Church of St. Mary


Parish church, designed by Sir G.G. Scott in early English style and built 1878. Wire
cut gault brick. West end of nave surmounted by gabled bell-cote above a foiled
vesica shaped window and three lancets with double chamfered reveals. Nave of three
bays, divided by two stage buttressing, each with a similar lancet, except for a round
window with cinquefoil cusping above open-sided south porch of wood with a gabled,
tiled roof. Two-centred arch to south doorway. East window of chancel is round with
a smaller foiled circle within and radial colonettes to outer circle. Below, three
chamfered lancets. Interior. Chancel arch two-centred and of two chamfered orders,
inner on shafts with moulded capitals and springing from corbels carved with angels.
Chancel has original tiled floor. Two centred, chamfered arches to openings to north
vestry and south chapel. Pulpit of limestone, octagonal on stem with Purbeck marble
shafts to angles. Font. Tapering octagonal bowl in early English style on a Purbeck
marble stem with eight subsidiary detached shafts, also of marble and each with
moulded capital and base.
VCH (Cambs) Vol.IV, p.236.
Pevsner (Buildings of England), p.399.

Listing NGR: TF3975503296

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