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Church of St Giles

A Grade II* Listed Building in Tydd St Giles, Cambridgeshire

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Latitude: 52.7271 / 52°43'37"N

Longitude: 0.1118 / 0°6'42"E

OS Eastings: 542707

OS Northings: 316472

OS Grid: TF427164

Mapcode National: GBR L12.529

Mapcode Global: WHJP2.PQF7

Plus Code: 9F42P4G6+RP

Entry Name: Church of St Giles

Listing Date: 23 June 1952

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1125926

English Heritage Legacy ID: 48146

Location: Tydd St. Giles, Fenland, Cambridgeshire, PE13

County: Cambridgeshire

District: Fenland

Civil Parish: Tydd St. Giles

Built-Up Area: Tydd St Giles

Traditional County: Cambridgeshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

Church of England Parish: Tydd St Giles

Church of England Diocese: Ely

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23.6.52 Church of St. Giles


Parish church. Late C12 nave with C14 north and south aisles. The chancel was
destroyed by Gilbert Scott in the 1860s. The church is noteworthy for its nave arcade
and west front. Barnack stone with rubblestone and some brick. C14 west doorway.
Ogee arch with running foliate ornament and foliated terminal. Above are three C14
niches with trefoil heads and ogee arches divided by small piers, set diagonally, with
pointed finials. Two buttresses, each of three stages, and each with a similar niche
to the second stage. West window of five trefoil lights with foiled and intersecting
tracery in head. Two centred arch. Nave has original late C12 clerestory, now
blocked, of four windows. Two centred arches of one chamfered order. Above is the
C15 or C16 clerestory of six windows, each of two cinquefoil lights in a square head.
Beast gargoyles to C15 or C16 cornice above clerestory. Roof raised C19. South
aisle. Three C14 windows of three trefoil lights with decorated tracery in four-
centred arches, and two late C14 or C15 windows, also of three trefoil lights but with
vertical tracery. South doorway. Two-centred arch with roll and hollow mouldings.
North aisle, mainly C14. Five windows of three trefoil lights with decorated tracery
in four-centred arches. North porch. Late C13 or early C14. Two-centred outer arch
of one moulded and one chamfered order, with half-octagonal responds with moulded
capitals and bases. Interior. North and south arcades, late C12 and of six bays.
Round-headed arches of two chamfered orders on round columns with scalloped or foliate
capitals on hold-water bases. Chancel arch C14, two-centred and of hollow and roll
moulding, the responds have half-round attached columns with foliate capitals and
moulded bases and are flanked by two similar smaller attached shafts or columns.
Piscina, C14, in south wall of south chapel. Trefoil head in ogee arch. Font, C15,
hexagonal bowl and stem on double stepped base. Bowl carved with heraldic devices.
Inscription. One of the columns in the nave arcade is carved with a C14 inscription.
VCH (Cambs), Vol.IV, p.229.
Pevsner (Buildings of England), p.475.

Listing NGR: TF4270716472

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