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Church of St Nicholas

A Grade I Listed Building in Arrington, Cambridgeshire

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Latitude: 52.1351 / 52°8'6"N

Longitude: -0.0652 / 0°3'54"W

OS Eastings: 532516

OS Northings: 250303

OS Grid: TL325503

Mapcode National: GBR K6P.2BG

Mapcode Global: VHGMX.TLCK

Plus Code: 9C4X4WPM+3W

Entry Name: Church of St Nicholas

Listing Date: 22 November 1967

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1128196

English Heritage Legacy ID: 52667

Location: Arrington, South Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire, SG8

County: Cambridgeshire

Civil Parish: Arrington

Traditional County: Cambridgeshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

Church of England Parish: Arrington St Nicholas

Church of England Diocese: Ely

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TL 3250 (North side)
Church of
22.11.67 St Nicholas


Parish church. C13 chancel and nave, and slightly later C13 west tower. Nave
aisles removed later medieval period; C16-C17 bell stage to tower and
repaired blocking of nave arcade. Restored 1894 and c.1985. Coursed clunch,
fieldstone and clunch and some limestone dressings. Plan of west tower, nave
and chancel, south porch and north vestry. West tower of three stages with
timber spire, leaded embattled parapet. Ground and first stages C13, with two
stage angle buttressing. West window of two lights restored in two centred
arch with Y-tracery. Bell stage restored C18. Red brick with clunch quoins
and two light openings in segmental arches of brick. On the east wall and
returned to north wall is the gable of the original medieval nave roof. South
wall has the nave arcade of three bays. Two centred arches of a single
chamfered order visible on the interior, on octagonal columns with moulded
capitals. The columns have been much altered and the bays have been blocked
with C16-C17 red brick. One c.1400 window, reset, of two trefoil light with
reticulated tracery to one bay. The chancel wall is now continuous with the
outer wall of the nave. Coursed clunch with some limestone to footings. Two
c.13 windows of two lights with Y-tracery to the north and south walls. The
east wall has a window of three lights in two centred arch with intersecting
tracery. Single stage c.13 buttressing to east end of chancel. Interior:
the tie beams of the roof are later replacements. The c.13 tower arch is two
centred and has two chamfered orders. C13 double piscina in south wall of
chancel. Moulded round arch rising from responds consisting of attached
shafts with moulded caps and bases. The arch is intersected by two uniform
half arches springing from a central shaft, now removed. Two octofoil drains.
The whole is within a moulded frame. Font, c.13. Limestone. Tapering bowl
with roll moulded lower edge, round stem and plinths with chamfered upper

RCHM: West Cambs mon (1)
Pevsner: Buildings of England p293

Listing NGR: TL3251650303

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