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St Nicholas Barway

A Grade II* Listed Building in Soham, Cambridgeshire

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Latitude: 52.3583 / 52°21'29"N

Longitude: 0.2676 / 0°16'3"E

OS Eastings: 554516

OS Northings: 275777

OS Grid: TL545757

Mapcode National: GBR M72.2GZ

Mapcode Global: VHHJD.LZBJ

Plus Code: 9F429759+82

Entry Name: St Nicholas Barway

Listing Date: 19 August 1959

Last Amended: 17 November 1983

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1160740

English Heritage Legacy ID: 48847

Location: Soham, East Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire, CB7

County: Cambridgeshire

Civil Parish: Soham

Traditional County: Cambridgeshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

Church of England Parish: Soham St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Ely

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Listing Text


3/36 St. Nicholas
(formerly listed as
19.8.59 Chapel of St.Nicholas,


Chapel of Ease to Soham minster Church, converted to a house in
1970s, retaining much of the fabric and original detail of the
C14 nave and rebuilt C19 chancel. Clunch and Barnack limestone
with steeply pitched roof of slate. West end has pointed arches
to two original bell-cote openings with a mask above. Below is
a restored C14 window of three lights with reticulated tracery
in a two-centred arch. The label and mask stops are original.
Both north and south walls have original two-stage buttressing
of Barnack limestone at the corners. The south doorway is of
clunch. Two-centred arch of two chamfered orders with a moulded
label and mask stops. One window of two lights in square head
with moulded label and mask stops. The north doorway is also
two-centred but of only one chamfered order with a moulded label
and very worn mask stops. One two-light window in a square head
with splayed reveals. C19 chancel of yellow gault brick with
low pitch, slate roof. One reset head mask in east gable end.
Interior. The chancel arch is two-centred and of two chamfered
orders. There is a two-centred chamfered arch to a piscina in
the south wall of the nave. The font is C13 with an octagonal
bowl on a modern stem. The late C17 communion rails have been
removed and reset in the first floor but the early Cl9 pulpit
and steps are still in their original location. The staggered,
tenoned purlin roof is of C17 construction.
Pevsner: Buildings of England, p.300.

Listing NGR: TL5451675777

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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