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Parish Church of St Peter

A Grade I Listed Building in Duxford, Cambridgeshire

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Latitude: 52.0924 / 52°5'32"N

Longitude: 0.1598 / 0°9'35"E

OS Eastings: 548060

OS Northings: 245982

OS Grid: TL480459

Mapcode National: GBR L8P.Z2M

Mapcode Global: VHHKP.QNCV

Plus Code: 9F4235R5+XW

Entry Name: Parish Church of St Peter

Listing Date: 22 November 1967

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1162738

English Heritage Legacy ID: 52874

Location: Duxford, South Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire, CB22

County: Cambridgeshire

District: South Cambridgeshire

Civil Parish: Duxford

Built-Up Area: Duxford

Traditional County: Cambridgeshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

Church of England Parish: Duxford St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Ely

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(East Side)
20/44 Parish Church of
St Peter
Parish Church. C12 tower and tower arch, C18 chancel rebuilt in C14
or C15 retaining one original window. Late C14 north and south aisles.
Restoration 1884-1891 directed by Ewan Christian; small vestry north of
chancel and sanctuary decorated with marble mosaic by Powell of White
Friars. Walls of flint and pebble rubble, Barnack limestone and clunch
dressings, leaded roofs. South elevation: Tower of three stages with
slender attached columns with caps and bases, lower stage loop windows and
paired belfry windows with chamfered round arch and shafted jambs, weathered
gargoyles to cornice of C15 embattled parapet, chamfered plinth. C18 lead
covered spirelet. Embattled nave and south aisle parapets. Three clerestory
windows and south aisle windows restored, C14, with two-centred arched heads
some original clunch retained. South porch, late C14 or early C15 restored
with C18 red brick; plain parapet, two-centred arched opening with square
head and quartrefoiled spandrels. South doorway two-centred arch of two
chamfered orders with original C14 plank door. Chancel, with original gable
and chamfered plinth, two restored windows and priest's doorway with restored
two-centred arch. Interior: Nave arcades each of three arcades with
responds of two wave and hollow chamfered orders with columns of four semi
octagonal shafts each with moulded caps and bases; chancel arch similar in
detail. Tower arch, wide round headed archway with roll-moulded edge and
chamfered abacii, jambs with attached shafts, cushion capitals and plain
bases. Belfry stair late C14 with four-centred arched doorway and original
door with integral moulded fillets to moulded planks. C15 niches to aisle
chapels, defaced in south aisle; piscina in south aisle with cinquefoiled
head. Nave roof of three restored bays, short king posts with moulded tie
beams with pierced spandrels braced to wall posts or carved stone crockets,
aisle roofs restored, tower roof late C14, cross frame braced to wall posts
originally with cross-bracing between, chamfered spire post braced to frame.
Early C18 pulpit, restored and barley twist balustered communion rail. C19
floor tiles in chancel. Font C12 chamfered square bowl on solid clunch base
with attached columns at each corner and with two crudely carved traceried
panels. Monuments. In chancel, black marble with triangular plaque urn
above the drapery to Bridget Wife of Rev. Christopher Hand d.1798; classical
pedimented design with inscription on black marble to Tho Harris d.1738;
black marble floor slab to Sara Fisher wife of Edmund Fisher MDCCLXXXIX; black
marble floor slab to Richard Trott XDCCLXXXIX and his wife; floor slab
inscribed 'Entry to vault of Richard Crop d.1792'; grey marble with white
plaque and fluted pilastered surround to Richard Crop of Westoe Lodge
d.1796; marble plaque with margins of guilded mosaic and two angels to
Louisa Carter wife of Rev. Carter d.1898 and Sara their daughter and to Henry
Carter d.1904. C19 tower clock by Chas Potts and Co. Ltd.
V.C.H., Vol. VI, p218

Listing NGR: TL4806045982

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