History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Parish Church of St Mary

A Grade II* Listed Building in Fen Drayton, Cambridgeshire

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »
Street View
Contributor Photos »

Street View is the best available vantage point looking, if possible, towards the location of the building. In some locations, Street View may not give a view of the actual building, or may not be available at all. Where it is not available, the satellite view is shown instead.

Coordinates

Latitude: 52.2948 / 52°17'41"N

Longitude: -0.0372 / 0°2'13"W

OS Eastings: 533956

OS Northings: 268113

OS Grid: TL339681

Mapcode National: GBR K4S.3FQ

Mapcode Global: VHGM5.9LQ4

Entry Name: Parish Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 31 August 1962

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1127229

English Heritage Legacy ID: 50971

Location: Fen Drayton, South Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire, CB24

County: Cambridgeshire

District: South Cambridgeshire

Civil Parish: Fen Drayton

Built-Up Area: Fen Drayton

Traditional County: Cambridgeshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

Church of England Parish: Fen Drayton St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Ely

Find accommodation in
Fenstanton

Listing Text

TL 3268-3368 FEN DRAYTON CHURCH STREET
(South Side)

13/62 Parish Church of
31.8.62 St. Mary

GV II*


Parish church. Late C13 West wall of nave and lower courses of
chancel and possibly the lower stage of the tower. Tower
rebuilt c.1330; chancel, nave and south aisle C15. Roofs
replaced in restoration of 1855. Barnack limestone, limestone
and pebble rubble. Slate roofs. South elevation. Tower of
three stages with diagonal buttresses, plain parapet with
centrally placed gargoyles; broached octagonal spire with small
trefoiled-lights on cardinal faces. Single trefoiled-light
below belfry window of two-lights with foiled Y-tracery.
Clerestory with plain parapet and gable has four, two-cinquefoil
light windows in square heads. South doorway with two-centred
moulded arch. C20 South porch. Chancel with two,
three-cinquefoil-light windows each with panelled tracery in
four-centred arches. 'Low-side' window partly blocked. South
doorway has two-centred arch with chamfered orders. Two early
C13 buttresses to west wall with markings of original aisle.
Interior: South nave arcade of four bays with two-centred
arches of two chamfered orders, octagonal piers with moulded
caps and bases, similar chancel arch. Deeply splayed loop
window in north wall of chancel. Tower doorway, two-centred
arch with label. Sedilia and piscina in chancel, piscnae in
north wall of nave and south aisle. Font, plain octagonal bowl
set on modern columns. Glass, C15 fragments in several windows;
memorial glass in chancel 1896, and 1901 by E.R. Soffling,
London N.W. Brass on north wall of chancel, black marble slab
with man and woman kneeling on each side of cross with
inscriptions. C18 boxed pews used as choir stalls.
Pevsner. Buildings of England p.384
William Cole MSS CRO
R.C.H.M. (Cambs, notes and photographs) 1950


Listing NGR: TL3395668113

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

Selected Sources

Source links go to a search for the specified title at Amazon. Availability of the title is dependent on current publication status. You may also want to check AbeBooks, particularly for older titles.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II College Farmhouse
    Fen Drayton, South Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire, CB24
  • II The Cottage
    Fen Drayton, South Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire, CB24
  • II Gate House
    Fen Drayton, South Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire, CB24
  • II Durham Cottage
    Fen Drayton, South Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire, CB24
  • II The Firs
    Fen Drayton, South Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire, CB24
  • II Mill View
    Fen Drayton, South Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire, CB24
  • II Barn to South West of the Firs
    Fen Drayton, South Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire, CB24
  • II Rose Cottage
    Fen Drayton, South Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire, CB24

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.