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Church of St Peter

A Grade I Listed Building in Coton, Cambridgeshire

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Latitude: 52.2102 / 52°12'36"N

Longitude: 0.0605 / 0°3'37"E

OS Eastings: 540884

OS Northings: 258887

OS Grid: TL408588

Mapcode National: GBR L76.J3C

Mapcode Global: VHHK2.0QB0

Entry Name: Church of St Peter

Listing Date: 31 August 1962

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1127774

English Heritage Legacy ID: 51694

Location: Coton, South Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire, CB23

County: Cambridgeshire

District: South Cambridgeshire

Civil Parish: Coton

Built-Up Area: Coton

Traditional County: Cambridgeshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

Church of England Parish: Coton St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Ely

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Listing Text

(South Side)

10/77 Church of St Peter
31. 8.62


Parish Church. C12 nave and chancel, early and late C14 south aisle, C15
north aisle, C14 west tower. Restoration of 1863-4, and 1880. Recently
(1984) the tower has been repaired. Pebble and fieldstone, dressed and
carved limestone ashlar, clunch as inner walling and originally to door and
window openings. Tiled roofs. Plan of west tower, nave. North and South
aisles and porches, and chancel. C14 west tower of pebblestone, clunch and
dressed limestone quoins. Modern render to upper stage. Three stages,
embattled, on two-stage plinth with diagonally set four-stage buttressing.
Restored west window with vertical tracery. Small ashlar spire with two
tiers of gabled spire lights. Nave, C12 in origin, originally aisleless.
The south east corner retains an engaged angle shaft of C12. South aisle
added c.1300, and roof raised late C14 when south aisle roof raised. North
aisle added C15-C16. South aisle flanks the west tower and has restored
fenestration and a roof raised in late C14 and now slated. Tine south porch
is also much restored and the roof has two kingpost trusses, with ogee
moulding to the main cornice. The beams appear to be reused."The C12
chancel has been partly rebuilt. Coursed limestone ashlar. In the south
wall a chamfered string course forms a sill to original, C12 window opening
in round-headed and roll-moulded arch, on engaged columns with cushion
capitals. There is a similar window in the north wall. The remaining
fenestration is C19, except for a similar reset C12 window in'an alcove in
the chancel. Interior: C14 two-centred tower arch of three continuous
chamfered orders divided by deep hollow mouldings. c.1300, three-bay south
arcade of two centred arches. Two chamfered orders on quatrefoil piers with
roll moulding between the angles, and moulded capitals and bases. North
arcade, C15, of three bays with two-centred arches. Two moulded orders, the
inner on semicircular attached shafts with moulded capitals and bases, and
the outer continuous. The roof of the south aisle dates from the roof raise
of late C14 and that of the north aisle is C15. The chancel interior has
been much altered but retains part of a C15 chancel screen. In the south
aisle there is an angel corbel on one side of the original south chapel. The
font is C12, square bowl with carved sides, including intersecting arcading
and chevron pattern. The stem is original but the four angle shafts are
modern. Monuments: In south wall of chancel, wall monument of Andrew Downes
1627. Painted clunch. South aisle, west end, table tomb of Richard Hatley,
1707 and Mary, his wife 1699. Limestone, with raised and fielded panelled
sides and black marble top with inscription. Chest, C16 with iron fittings.
Communion table, C17, of oak, in north aisle.
R.C.H.M. West Cambs., mon. (1) Plates 5,9,22,52, G2 and 63
Pevsner: Buildings of England, p325

Listing NGR: TL4088458887

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