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Parish Church of St Mary

A Grade I Listed Building in Ely, Cambridgeshire

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Latitude: 52.3986 / 52°23'54"N

Longitude: 0.2599 / 0°15'35"E

OS Eastings: 553849

OS Northings: 280241

OS Grid: TL538802

Mapcode National: GBR M6H.LJK

Mapcode Global: VHHJ6.GZ74

Plus Code: 9F4297X5+CW

Entry Name: Parish Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 23 September 1950

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1126519

English Heritage Legacy ID: 48664

Location: Ely, East Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire, CB7

County: Cambridgeshire

District: East Cambridgeshire

Civil Parish: Ely

Built-Up Area: Ely

Traditional County: Cambridgeshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

Church of England Parish: Ely

Church of England Diocese: Ely

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Revision Number: 2

Parish Church of St Mary

TL 5379 2/2
A stone rubble church with ashlars dressing. Mainly C13 with later work. The Church was begun in the warly part of the C13 by Bishop Eustace (1198-1215). It has a wide nave of 7 bays (Transitional) with slender plain piers and captials with scalloped ornamentation. THe clerestory is C15. The fine north doorway is early C13, with orders, columns with shaft riings, stiff-leaf capitals and a pointed arch with chevron ornamentation. Most likely it was the work of craftsment from the Cathedral workshop. The chancel has lancet windows on the south side (except the 1st window from the west end) and perpendicular windows on the north side. The west tower and stone spire is of the C14. The tower has angle buttresses with 3 offsets and corner pinnacles and the spire has tall arched dormer windows at the base and small dormer windows near the top.

The Parish Church of St Mary forms a group with Nos 13 to 19 (odd), Nos 20 to 30 (consec), Parson's Almshouses, No. 34, 36, 36A, 38, Nos 40 to 60 (even), St. Mary's Street and No. 20 Church Lane.

Listing NGR: TL5384980241

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