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Church of St Mary the Virgin

A Grade I Listed Building in Wansford, City of Peterborough

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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

Plus Code: 9C4XHHJM+64

Entry Name: Church of St Mary the Virgin

Listing Date: 19 March 1962

Grade: I

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

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(west side)
Church of St Mary
The Virgin
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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