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Parish Church of St Mary

A Grade II* Listed Building in Great Abington, Cambridgeshire

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Latitude: 52.1169 / 52°7'0"N

Longitude: 0.2342 / 0°14'3"E

OS Eastings: 553070

OS Northings: 248864

OS Grid: TL530488

Mapcode National: GBR M9Y.61D

Mapcode Global: VHHKR.02N0

Entry Name: Parish Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 22 November 1967

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1161650

English Heritage Legacy ID: 51858

Location: Great Abington, South Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire, CB21

County: Cambridgeshire

District: South Cambridgeshire

Civil Parish: Great Abington

Built-Up Area: Great Abington

Traditional County: Cambridgeshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

Church of England Parish: Great and Little Abington

Church of England Diocese: Ely

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Listing Text

(West Side)

11/20 Parish Church of
22.11.67 St Mary


Parish church. Chancel and nave c.1200; west tower c.1225; tower arch and
inserted south arcade and aisle early C14. South porch C14. Windows to nave
and south aisle replaced in C15. North doorway blocked with inserted C19
window. Restorations 1895-7 and 1900. Walls of flint rubble with clunch and
limestone dressings. Slated and plain tiled roofs; spire covered with
lead. South elevation: Tower of two stages with plain parapet, moulded
string below belfry and roll-moulded string below ground stage windows, wall
advanced to west as two stage buttress. Two-light belfry window recessed in
two-centred arch. South aisle with plain parapet and diagonal buttresses of
two stages; two restored cinquefoil-light windows with vertical tracery and
two-centred arches. South porch, opening very weathered, two-centred arch
of two moulded orders, south doorway renewed with C15, or earlier, door with
vertical boards and integral moulded battens. Chancel with one central
original lancet window, larger single-light window with two-centred arch to
west and double lancet-light window with quatrefoil above to east.
Interior: Nave arcade of four bays with two-centred arches of two chamfered
and moulded orders; quartrefoil piers and semi quartrefoil responds with
moulded capitals and bases. Steps in north wall with C15 window above to
former rood loft. Tower arch two-centred, of two chamfered orders with semi
octagonal responds with moulded caps and bases. Window in west wall of three
graded lancet-lights. Chancel structurally undivided from nave with wooden
boarded barrel vaulted roofs. Double piscina in south wall of chancel and
aumbrey in north wall with moulded label and small finial. Font C13, plain
octagonal bowl on circular base. Pulpit c.1634; C17 communion table.
Monument in chancel to Sir Wm Hatton Knight 1639 by W. Wright; a recumbant
figure in armour with small lion below feet on pedestal with two moulded
enriched panels; above, an inscribed tablet between scrolled consoles under
a curved pediment with cartouche of arms. Glass fragments in tracery of east
window, centre window nave north wall, and south aisle window of a figure
standing in an archway of an embattled town. The nave and chancel were both
originally thatched.

Map. Gt. Abington 1687, C.R.O.
Palmer, W.M. Wm Cole of Milton
R.C.H.M. Report 1951
V.C.H., Vol. VI, p17
Pevsner. Buildings of England, p394

Listing NGR: TL5307048864

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