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Church of St Margaret

A Grade I Listed Building in Hemingford Abbots, Cambridgeshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.3237 / 52°19'25"N

Longitude: -0.1193 / 0°7'9"W

OS Eastings: 528274

OS Northings: 271178

OS Grid: TL282711

Mapcode National: GBR K49.6PD

Mapcode Global: VHGLX.WV9H

Entry Name: Church of St Margaret

Listing Date: 30 May 1958

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1162944

English Heritage Legacy ID: 53919

Location: Hemingford Abbots, Huntingdonshire, Cambridgeshire, PE28

County: Cambridgeshire

District: Huntingdonshire

Civil Parish: Hemingford Abbots

Built-Up Area: Hemingford Abbots

Traditional County: Huntingdonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

Church of England Parish: Hemingford Abbots St Margaret of Antioch

Church of England Diocese: Ely

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Listing Text

HEMINGFORD ABBOTS CHURCH LANE
1.
5140
(west side)
Church of St Margaret
TL 28 71 14/5 30.5.58
I
2.
Parish Church. C13 with late C14 tower and spire. Stone, rubble and Barnack stone
dressings; roofs of lead, copper and slates. Modern gault brick chancel. Tower of
three stages with moulded plinth and embattled parapet. The angle buttresses,
semi-hexagonal, semi-octagonal and diagonal at each stage are finished with gabled
and crocketed pinnacles. Spire rebuilt in 1911 has original spire lights in two upper
stages. South porch rebuilt in 1887 incorporating much earlier material. C13 aisles;
nave arcades circa 1300. Flying buttresses across aisle and thicker octagonal piers
mark original crossing. Fine C15 nave roof with Decorated rood bay, bosses, and
angels at ends of principal rafters. In vestry Romano-Brit. sarcophagus found in
1889, and vase of caster-ware (stolen within the last five years).
(RCHM Huntingdonshire p 130).
Octagonal font with plain arch decoration stands on central circular shaft with four
octagonal columns. Stained glass insets with armorial bearings to Dickens and
Hildesley families circa 1740, with fragments of earlier glass in east window of
north aisle. Modern engraved glass partition in tower arch by David Peace. Early
C17 chests with two hinged lids on turned legs.


Listing NGR: TL2827471178

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