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Parish Church of All Saints

A Grade II* Listed Building in Brington and Molesworth, Cambridgeshire

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Latitude: 52.371 / 52°22'15"N

Longitude: -0.4113 / 0°24'40"W

OS Eastings: 508257

OS Northings: 275958

OS Grid: TL082759

Mapcode National: GBR FZB.BTZ

Mapcode Global: VHFP3.TNFR

Plus Code: 9C4X9HCQ+9F

Entry Name: Parish Church of All Saints

Listing Date: 28 January 1958

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1130131

English Heritage Legacy ID: 54730

Location: Brington and Molesworth, Huntingdonshire, Cambridgeshire, PE28

County: Cambridgeshire

Civil Parish: Brington and Molesworth

Traditional County: Huntingdonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

Church of England Parish: Brington All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Ely

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21/11 Parish Church of
28.1.58 All Saints


Parish church. Nave C14, and later west tower and south porch added. Chancel
rebuilt in C15, and restored in 1675 dated stone in east gable wall of
chancel. Complete restoration in 1868 by Slater. Walls of Weldon limestone
rubble with Weldon stone dressings, and ashlar facings. Roofs of plain tiles
and lead. South elevation: Tower of three stages with moulded plinth and
panelled band of trefoils and quatrefoils at base of broached octagonal spire.
Single trefoiled-light window in second stage and belfry window of two
trefoiled-transomed-lights with quatrefoil, moulded label and grotesque stops.
Grotesque heads at base of broaches to spire. Three tiers of spirelights
decreasing in height with gabled heads. Nave with embattled parapet, with two
eastern C14 windows of two trefoiled-ogee-lights in a square head with
moulded label and head stops, western window c.1340 of three trefoiled ogee-
lights with flowing tracery and two-centred head with moulded label and
mask-stops. C14 south doorway with two-centred arch of two moulded orders.
South porch with two centred archway of two chamfered orders and moulded
label. Chancel with two similar C15 windows of two cinquefoil-lights in
four-centred head with moulded label. Priest's doorway c.1675 restored with
chamfered jambs and square moulded label with carved stops. Interior: Tower
arch two-centred of three chamfered orders with inner orders springing from
attached shafts with moulded capitals and bases. Chancel arch, C15,
two-centred with two chamfered orders, the inner order springing from attached
half-round shafts with moulded capitals and bases. In south wall a square
headed squint; in north wall the upper doorway of the rood loft staircase
projects from the wall. Seat formed from extended sill of south-east window.
Piscina, C13 reset with shafted jambs and central shaft with moulded capitals
and bases. Font. C13 plain oval tapering bowl with C14 octagonal to square
base. Font cover octagonal, pyramidal with turned finial, C17. North door
C16 with battens and strap hinges. Nave roof dated 1674 of four bays, low
pitched with cambered tie beams and curved braces with trefoiled spandrels,
carved bosses to tie beams. Glass in three nave windows, C14 fragments. For
monuments and floor slabs see RCHM.

RCHM: Huntingdonshire p27
VCH: Huntingdonshire p20
Pesvner: Buildings of England p213.
Woodger, A: Huntingdonshire Church Towers Archaeol J 141 1984

Listing NGR: TL0825775958

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