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Latitude: 52.5806 / 52°34'49"N
Longitude: -0.4172 / 0°25'2"W
OS Eastings: 507342
OS Northings: 299258
OS Grid: TL073992
Mapcode National: GBR FWT.99X
Mapcode Global: WHGMB.KDJJ
Entry Name: Church of St Mary the Virgin
Listing Date: 19 March 1962
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1127442
English Heritage Legacy ID: 50468
Location: Wansford, Peterborough, PE8
County: City of Peterborough
Civil Parish: Wansford
Built-Up Area: Wansford
Traditional County: Northamptonshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire
Church of England Parish: Thornhaugh and Wansford
Church of England Diocese: Peterborough
5141 WANSFORD BRIDGE END
Church of St Mary
TL 0799 45/673 19.3.62
Saxon window in west end of nave. Nave has south doorway of circa 1200 with
2 orders of shafts and round arch. Nave parapet and rectangular clerestorey
windows. C17 rectangular south nave windows with label and 4-centred arch
lights and south porch with moulded round arch and impost and with date 1663
in moulded panel above arch.
North aisle has lancet in west end. Chancel of 1902 has 5-light east window
with reticulated tracery.
C13 unbuttressed west tower of 3 stops, with lancets in first end second stage,
and 2-light bell-openings with separating shaft. Early C14 stone broach spire
with lucarnes and dog tooth frieze.
Church is built of coursed stone with freestone dressings and has lead and
Collyweston stone roofs.
Interior: early C15 2 bay north arcade with quatrefoil section piers and quatrefoil
and octagonal abaci with nailhead decoration, and with double-chamfered round
arches. Early C20 new roof and C19 and C20 furnishings.
Good circa 1120 Norman font found at Sibberton Lodge in Thornhaugh parish.
Cylindrical bowl with vine scroll above arcading with figures depicting baptism,
2 figures holding books and knights fighting etc in relief, the stem is modern.
The pulpit and sedilia have Jacobean panels.
VCH Northants Vol II.
Listing NGR: TL0734299258
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