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Parish Church of St Mary

A Grade II* Listed Building in Fen Drayton, Cambridgeshire

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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

Plus Code: 9C4X7XV7+W4

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

Town: 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

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(South Side)

13/62 Parish Church of
31.8.62 St. Mary


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

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