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Parish Church of All Saints

A Grade II* Listed Building in Melbourn, Cambridgeshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.0846 / 52°5'4"N

Longitude: 0.0158 / 0°0'56"E

OS Eastings: 538218

OS Northings: 244833

OS Grid: TL382448

Mapcode National: GBR K7C.BSL

Mapcode Global: VHHKM.7V6T

Entry Name: Parish Church of All Saints

Listing Date: 18 October 1985

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1127546

English Heritage Legacy ID: 52254

Location: Melbourn, South Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire, SG8

County: Cambridgeshire

District: South Cambridgeshire

Civil Parish: Melbourn

Built-Up Area: Melbourn

Traditional County: Cambridgeshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

Church of England Parish: Melbourn

Church of England Diocese: Ely

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Listing Text

MELBOURN STATION ROAD
TL 3844
(North east side)
24/201
Parish Church of
All Saints
GV II*


Parish Church. C13 chancel, nave and part of West Tower. Much altered in
C15 when West tower was almost completely rebuilt, clerestorey added and
chancel roof raised. Major restoration of 1882-3 by R.R. Rowe. Plan of West
Tower, nave and aisles, South porch, Chancel and North Vestry. West tower
mostly C15 although the tower arch is C13. Flint and pebblestone with clunch
dressings, mostly replaced by limestone. Of three stages with bell-stage,
embattled parapet, octagonal turrets at the corners and a needle spire.
There is a splayed plinth with frieze of flushwork and set-back buttresses.
West doorway has two centred ogee moulded arch in a square head with dagger
ornament to the spandrels. The west window is also contemporary of four
cinquefoil lights in two centred arch with intersecting tracery. Both window
and doorway are of clunch. Bell stage has in each wal , two, two-centred
arches to openings with transomes. Nave: Of similar flint and pebble stone,
embattled C15 clerestorey. Five windows to each side, restored, of
cinquefoil lights in four-centred head. The south porch was almost
completely restored c.1882-83. South chapel, early C14, with restored
fenestration. South wall of chancel has C13 lancet and C14 window with
decorated tracery. The East window is of clunch with flushwork to the
reveals. It is of four cinquefoil lights with four centred arch and vertical
tracery. Interior: C13 West tower arch reused when West tower rebuilt in
C15. Three hollow and one moulded order on a high base. Nave arcade of five
bays. Two centred arches, of two moulded orders, the outer roll moulding
keeled, the inner chamfered, on octagonal columns with moulded capitals and
holdwater bases. The roof is a C19 restoration. South chapel has two
vaulted niches, now vacant, on either side of the window in the East wall.
It originally contained a monument to William Ayloffe d.1691, erected by
Trinity Hall, Cambridge. The chancel arch was raised in the C15 when the
chancel roof was raised. The screen which incorporates some original work
was given by Thomas Hitch c.1508. The chancel roof is of c.1487 and this is
also the date of the nave clerestorey. The piscina is C13. Two openings,
each of two centred hollow and roll moulded arches with label and vine leaf
stop. To the side are a pair of aumbrys. There is another in the North wall
of the chancel. The wall monument to Dame Mary Hatton, wife of Sir John
Hatton is of black and white marble and is on the South wall of the chancel.
The font, probably C12 origin is octagonal and has C12 intersecting arcading
carved to one of the faces and recessed trefoils to the others. The stem is
modern.

R.C.H.M.: Record Card (1949)
V.C.H Cambs. Vol. VIII p.80
Pevsner Buildings of England p.439


Listing NGR: TL3821844833

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