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Parish Church of St Michael and All Angels

A Grade II* Listed Building in Abington Pigotts, Cambridgeshire

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Latitude: 52.085 / 52°5'5"N

Longitude: -0.0977 / 0°5'51"W

OS Eastings: 530439

OS Northings: 244663

OS Grid: TL304446

Mapcode National: GBR K77.63M

Mapcode Global: VHGN3.8V6J

Entry Name: Parish Church of St Michael and All Angels

Listing Date: 22 November 1967

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1128297

English Heritage Legacy ID: 52405

Location: Abington Pigotts, South Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire, SG8

County: Cambridgeshire

District: South Cambridgeshire

Civil Parish: Abington Pigotts

Traditional County: Cambridgeshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

Church of England Parish: Abington Pigotts St Michael and All Angels

Church of England Diocese: Ely

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Listing Text

(North-west side)
Parish Church of
22.11.67 St Michael & All


Parish church. Fragments of C12 carved stone and roof line of C12 nave. C14
nave with north and south doorways and south porch. Early C14 chancel. Late
C14 nave windows. C15 tower and nave roof. South porch repaired 1582. Nave
roof slated 1865 and doom painting lost from exposure. Chancel rebuilt 1975,
vestry added to north of nave 1884. Tower repaired 1896, and 1924. Chancel
restored and roof replaced c.1930, architect C.W.Oldrid Scott. Walls of flint
rubble with clunch and limestone dressings north wall of nave cement rendered.
Tiled and slated roofs. South elevatation: West tower of three stages with
defaced moulded plinth and embattled parapet. Belfry window of two trefoiled
lights with quatrefoil. Steep pyramidal roof surmounted by weather-vane dated
1923. Nave with embattled parapet, has three late C15 or early C16 windows
each of two tall cinquefoiled lights in four-centred heads with moulded
labels. South doorway with two-centred arch of two chamfered orders and
original door. South porch with dated stone 1582 has a two-centred archway of
two orders, responds with attached shafts, moulded caps and bases and moulded
label with defaced head stops; gable wall with ball pendant and cusped barge
boards. Chancel with parapet gable; two early C14 windows reset and restored
of two trefoiled lights with foiled heads in two-centred arches with labels
and head stops. Priest's doorway two-centred and chamfered. Interior: Tower
arch, two-centred of three chamfered orders with inner order carried on
moulded responds, with capitals and bases. Nave roof restored, of three bays
with three original tie beams cambered and hollow chamfered, supported on wall
posts with curved braces and traceried spandrels; wall posts supported on
carved stone corbels of angels and blank shields. Chancel arch, early C14, of
two-centred two-chamfered orders with semi-octagonal responds, mutilated caps
and bases. Modern font copied from original now in Royston Church; early C17
font cover, octagonal ogee with acorn finial. Piscina C13 on south wall of
nave, shouldered head with plain chamfered reveal and multi-foiled bowl.
Screen, restored C15. In north-east angle of nave the upper doorway to the
former rood-loft, lower doorway hidden by pulpit. Pulpit, reading desk and
clerks desk C17, using old panelling and fragments of the rood screen with
three carved panels possibly Flemish in origin, candle brackets on reading
desk. Doors C14, to north doorway with vertical V-grooved boards and five
rails, to south doorway with vertical fielded boards with moulded fillet and
with rear frame of horizontal and diagonal rails. Seating C15. Glass
fragments in nave windows C15. Brasses and indent in chancel; floor slab of
purbeck marble with indent for figure and inscription, purbeck marble slab
with figure of man in long ermine trimmed coat with separate brasses of 8 sons
and 8 daughters possibly identified to the Peeche family (W Cole), purbeck
marble slab with indents for two figures; in nave two slabs with indents.
Monuments: Set as a dado in east wall of chancel four C17 panels to
John Piggot Esq d.1613, to Elizabeth Lynn wife of Henry Lynn d.1665, to
Henry Lynn d.1662 and John Piggott d.1617. In chancel: Two limestone slabs
with Latin inscriptions to Richard d.18-2 and his wife Maria d.1773,
and to Maria and William Piggott d.1627. Wall monument in white and black
marble to George Granado Graham Foster Pigott d.1878, Cuthbert Graham Foster
Pigott d.1849 and Lt Col Robert Graham Foster Pigott d.1901. White marble
panel with portrait bust in high relief of William Foster Pigott d.1827 by
Peter Roun sculptor Portland Road Lond. Wall monument in grey and white
marbles with obelisk, weeping willow and portrait medallion to Mary wife of
William Foster Pigott 1816 by 'Bacon ft LONDON'. Limestone slab in nave to
Stowell Cay relict of Henry Bould Cay esq and of Granado Pigott esq d.1824.
Coffin lids in south porch C12. Hatchments, three in chancel and one in nave.

RCHM report 1950
Pevsner Buildings of England p291
VCH Vol VIII pll W Cole MS CRO
Ireland, M DeC History of Abington Pigotts with Litlington

Listing NGR: TL3043944663

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