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Parish Church of St Andrew

A Grade I Listed Building in Histon, Cambridgeshire

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Latitude: 52.2553 / 52°15'19"N

Longitude: 0.1026 / 0°6'9"E

OS Eastings: 543613

OS Northings: 263987

OS Grid: TL436639

Mapcode National: GBR L6P.GS3

Mapcode Global: VHHJW.QKLX

Plus Code: 9F427443+42

Entry Name: Parish Church of St Andrew

Listing Date: 31 August 1962

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1127404

English Heritage Legacy ID: 50590

Location: Histon, South Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire, CB24

County: Cambridgeshire

District: South Cambridgeshire

Civil Parish: Histon

Built-Up Area: Histon

Traditional County: Cambridgeshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

Church of England Parish: Histon St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Ely

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TL 4263-4363
(South Side)
14/38 Parish Church of
31.8.62 St Andrew
Parish church. C13 cruciform plan, tower rebuilt C14 and south
porch. Restoration 1874-5, chancel by Sir G.G. Scott, nave and
aisles 1857 by F.W. Bodley in neo Early English style. Walls of
limestone ashlar and Barnack limestone with rendered limestone
rubble, interior walls of clunch. Plain tile and lead roofs.
South elevation: Nave clerestorey with four circular foiled
windows. Plain parapet to aisle with two, three-light windows
with vertical tracery. South porch, two-centred arched opening
of two chamfered orders. Transept with angle buttresses of two
stages chamfered and stopped and one short centre buttress;
just visible the jambs of original lancet windows blocked and
replaced by large C15 three-light window. Chancel has one
single and two double-lancet windows. Tower of two upper stages
with plain parapet and angle buttresses; belfry window of two
trefoiled lights with quatrefoil and weathering of earlier
roofs. Interior. Chancel restored with barrel roof, east
window with stepped lancets, chancel and tower arches C13
two-centred with semi-octagonal responds and chevron black and
white painted decoration of chamfers. Transept roofs restored
of two bays. In both transepts very fine C13 arcades of
two-centred arches deeply moulded, supported on shafts with bell
capitals and bases, some moulding interlacing, labels with mask
stops. Matching also, double piscenae with interlacing moulded
arches. Windows replaced in C15 except for east window of south
transept with original lancets. Nave of two bays with octagonal
piers and responds with moulded caps and bases. Aisles with
restored C15 roofs of six bays with octagonal piers and responds
with moulded caps and bases. Aisles with restored C15 roofs of
six bays. South door medieval, font with panels of quatrefoils
C14, lecturn carved angel with eagle book rest C19. Glass by
Mayer of Munich and by Clayton and Bell 1872. Transepts
possibly by same mason designer as St John's Hospital
Cambridge. Wm Cole visited the church in 1745 and noted a
wooden east chancel wall. Some material from nearby St
Etheldreda church (demolished) is said to have been reused
during the restoration. Nave roof, original C15 low pitch,
removed to No. 10 Church Street after restoration. The timbers
are deeply moulded and stopped.
Hill, A.G. Arch Notes of Camb Churches (details of restoration)
Cambridge Camden Society, Churches of Cambs and Isle of Ely
p. 68
Pevsner, Buildings of England p. 408

Listing NGR: TL4361363987

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