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Parish Church of St Mary

A Grade I Listed Building in Sawston, Cambridgeshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.1214 / 52°7'17"N

Longitude: 0.1715 / 0°10'17"E

OS Eastings: 548761

OS Northings: 249236

OS Grid: TL487492

Mapcode National: GBR M9N.VKV

Mapcode Global: VHHKH.XYJ2

Entry Name: Parish Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 22 November 1967

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1128065

English Heritage Legacy ID: 53055

Location: Sawston, South Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire, CB22

County: Cambridgeshire

District: South Cambridgeshire

Civil Parish: Sawston

Built-Up Area: Sawston

Traditional County: Cambridgeshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

Church of England Parish: Sawston St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Ely

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Listing Text

TL 4849 SAWSTON CHURCH LANE
9/244
Parish Church of
22.11.67 St Mary
GV I
Parish Church. c.1180 three west bays of nave arcade, early C13 east bays
possibly replace original tower and south transept and chancel rebuilt.
South aisle rebuilt, west tower early C14. North aisle rebuilt and north
porch late C14. C15, chancel-arch rebuilt, north vestry added and
clerestory. (Vestry demolished c.1750, Cole). Church restored 1870-1, 1878,
1891; south vestry added 1899. Walls of flint rubble, dressings of Barnack
limestone and clunch. Roofs of slate. North elevation: Chancel with two
lancet windows, C15 doorway to former vestry with two-centred head (south
doorway C12). Plain parapet to nave and north aisle with moulded plinth band
continuous around buttresses. Five clerestory windows of two sexfoil-lights
in two-centred heads, restored. North aisle buttresses of two stages;
blocked window to east with head stops, four restored cinquefoil light
windows, two centred arched doorway with C15 door; porch with plain parapet
gable archway of two moulded orders with label and head stops. Tower of
three stages with embattled parapet and moulded plinth; trefoiled-light
window in second stage belfry window of two-trefoiled-lights. Interior:
Nave arcades of five bays with pier and double responds between second and
third bays. Two east bays C13 with two-centred arches of two chamfered
orders, circular piers and semi circular responds with moulded caps and
double chamfered bases; three western bays C12, half round arches with round
and octagonal piers with moulded caps and bases. Chancel arch, C15,
two-centred of two moulded orders and responds with attached shafts moulded
caps and bases. Tower arch, two centred of two moulded orders, responds with
three main and two subsidiary shafts with moulded caps and bases. Piscinae,
in chancel recess with triangular head C13; in south aisle recess with
trefoiled head C15. Trefoiled headed recess in chancel C13, and C15 recess
with central pier and ogee-head in north aisle. Glass in chancel south
windows C15. Monuments and floor slabs. In chancel, to Sir John Huddleston,
1530 altar tomb and canopy of clunch, base with four quatrefoils. Remains of
brass to Elizabeth Pole in slab of Purbeck marble; to Gregory Milner, fellow
of Trinity 1616,painted alabaster tablet with kneeling figures of man and
wife. In north aisle to William Swann Daniel 1848, and Fredrick 1849 and
Edward 1855 sons, marble tablet; to Thomas Evans 1850 and Elizabeth his wife
1845, marble tablet. In south aisle to Henry Hudleston, Sir Robert his son,
Lt Col Henry Hudleston his brother 1664/5 and Elizabeth his wife 1659,
scrolled marble tablet with coat of arms. Brass indents see (Blair) of Wm de
Sawston d.1308 coffin uncovered under indent in 1973 with two skeletons.
Graffiti - C15 inscriptions, geometric patterns, and figure with sword.
R.C.H.M. Report 1949
Blair, W.J. Indents and Graffiti 1974 unpublished
V.C.H., Vol. VI, p.260
Teversham. History of Sawston


Listing NGR: TL4876149236

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