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Church of St Mary

A Grade II* Listed Building in Wisbech St Mary, Cambridgeshire

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Latitude: 52.6524 / 52°39'8"N

Longitude: 0.0973 / 0°5'50"E

OS Eastings: 541971

OS Northings: 308142

OS Grid: TF419081

Mapcode National: GBR L1V.MFT

Mapcode Global: WHJPG.GLKF

Plus Code: 9F42M32W+XW

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 23 June 1952

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1161226

English Heritage Legacy ID: 48174

Location: Wisbech St. Mary, Fenland, Cambridgeshire, PE13

County: Cambridgeshire

Civil Parish: Wisbech St. Mary

Built-Up Area: Wisbech St Mary

Traditional County: Cambridgeshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

Church of England Parish: Wisbech St Mary and Guyhirn with Rings End

Church of England Diocese: Ely

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23.6.52 Church of St. Mary


Parish church mainly C14 but with C15 chancel and other alterations. Restored in
C19. West tower, C14 and of rubblestone with Barnack ashlar to west wall and to
quoins. Of four stages on a splayed plinth with angle buttressing also of four stages
and a later embattled parapet of brick. The gable end of the original nave roof is
visible in the east wall. C14 west doorway with hollow and roll moulding to a two-
centred arch. West window of three trefoil lights with vertical tracery in
two-centred arch. Bell stage has two trefoil openings with quatrefoil to head in two
centred arch. Nave of rubblestone, rendered with low pitch roof of slate and
bell-cote to east gable end. C15 clerestory of five windows, eahc of three cinquefoil
lights in four centred head. South aisle, repaired C18, has four C15 windows of three
cinquefoil lights in square heads. South porch, restored. Stone, rendered with two
stage diagonal buttressing and parapetted gable roof of slate. outer archway
two-centred and of two chamfered orders, the inner carried on attached shafts with
moulded capitals. Inner archway has two centred arch of two continuous chamfered
orders. C14 holy water stoup. Chancel. Rubblestone with dressed stone to window and
door openings. Steeply pitched roof of slate. East window, C15 of five cinquefoil
lights with vertical tracery in four-centred arch. North wall restored, C19.
Interior. Tower arch, C15, two-centred and of two wave moulded orders with inner on
responds of half-octagonal columns with embattled capitals. North and south arcades
of five bays. Two centred arches of two chamfered orders on octagonal columns with
octagonal capitals and bases with square plinths. Chancel arch similar to nave
arcades with a window above of three cinquefoil lights in four centred head. Glazing
in east window is World War I war memorial. One tomb slab in nave to Thomas
Williamson, 1836 and another to Jane, his wife of 1837, of the Manor House, Station
Road, Wisbech St. Mary. The church has furniture, statuary fragments of carving and
glazing chiefly continental and C17 and C18.
VCH (Cambs) Vol.IV, p.234.

Listing NGR: TF4197108142

This List entry has been amended to add the source for War Memorials Register. This source was not used in the compilation of this List entry but is added here as a guide for further reading, 27 October 2017.

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