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Church of St Andrew

A Grade II* Listed Building in Oakington, Cambridgeshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.2632 / 52°15'47"N

Longitude: 0.0719 / 0°4'18"E

OS Eastings: 541492

OS Northings: 264799

OS Grid: TL414647

Mapcode National: GBR L6N.10H

Mapcode Global: VHHJW.6CCX

Entry Name: Church of St Andrew

Listing Date: 31 August 1962

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1164356

English Heritage Legacy ID: 50832

Location: Oakington and Westwick, South Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire, CB24

County: Cambridgeshire

District: South Cambridgeshire

Civil Parish: Oakington and Westwick

Built-Up Area: Oakington

Traditional County: Cambridgeshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

Church of England Parish: Oakington St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Ely

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Listing Text

TL 46SW OAKINGTON HIGH STREET
(South East Side)

8/85 Church of
31.8.62 St. Andrew

II*


Parish church, early and late C13, C15 and C19. Mid C20 repairs
to fenestration. Pebblestone, pudding stone, limestone rubble
and limestone dressings. C19 tiled roofs with end parapets.
West tower, nave, North and South aisles, South porch and
chancel. West tower, late C13, of coursed pebblestone,
rubblestone with some re-used tiles, on splayed plinth with
embattled parapet with gargoyles. Four stages. West doorway
two centred with two chamfered orders. West window restored but
bell chamber openings are original. The original gable of the
C13 roof to the nave can be seen in the East wall of the tower.
South aisle, C13 in origin but rebuilt in C15. Restored
fenestration with vertical tracery and in West wall a C13
lancet, now blocked, remains. Low pitch parapetted roof. South
porch, C19 but the inner arch is C13, two centred and of two
chamfered orders with the outer on restored shafts. (Similar to
Longstanton St. Michael q.v.). Chancel is early C13 with
restored lancets to South wall, but the South doorway with a
single chamfered order in a pointed arch is original. East
window C19. North doorway rebuilt in C15 when four centred arch
in square head inserted. Interior: Nave arcade in five bays.
Two centred single chamfered of round columns, moulded capitals
and holdwater bases may be a little earlier. The North arcade
has similar arches and labels on octagonal columns with moulded
capitals and bases. The roofs are all C19. North chapel has
two C15 niches flanking one window each with cusped ogee arches
and small vaulted canopies. Chancel arch is of similar date to
nave arcades. There are chamfered rear arches to the windows in
the North and South walls of the chancel. The piscina and
sedilia were removed during the C19 restoration. There are
several early C13 tomb slabs, reset, with omega ornament. The
font is C13. Square on octagonal stem with subsidiary octagonal
stems. The sides of the basin are carved, two have round headed
arcading in three bays, and one has similar arcading but in only
two bays.
Pevsner. Buildings of England p.444
R.C.H.M. record card


Listing NGR: TL4149264799

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