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Church of All Saints

A Grade II* Listed Building in Little Shelford, Cambridgeshire

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Latitude: 52.1442 / 52°8'38"N

Longitude: 0.1227 / 0°7'21"E

OS Eastings: 545345

OS Northings: 251664

OS Grid: TL453516

Mapcode National: GBR L82.FV3

Mapcode Global: VHHKH.2CPM

Plus Code: 9F4244VF+M3

Entry Name: Church of All Saints

Listing Date: 31 August 1962

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1164832

English Heritage Legacy ID: 51551

Location: Little Shelford, South Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire, CB22

County: Cambridgeshire

District: South Cambridgeshire

Civil Parish: Little Shelford

Built-Up Area: Little Shelford

Traditional County: Cambridgeshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

Church of England Parish: Little Shelford All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Ely

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(North Side)

Church of All Saints

Parish church of C12 origins but much altered in C14 and C15 and
again in 1854 and 1878. Flint, pebblestone, clunch rubble and
dressed clunch and limestone with steeply pitched, tiled roofs.
Plan of west tower, nave, south chapel and chancel. C14 west
tower of three stages, embattled, with needle spine. Three
stage set-back buttressing. West window of two lights with
reticulated tracery in two centred head. Each side of first
stage has an original clunch surround to a cinquefoil window,
but the bell chamber openings are restorations. Nave wall,
south side has one window of three cinquefoil lights with
vertical tracery and another window of Ketton, restored C19.
The gabled south porch, 1878, is timbered and plain tiled but
the brick plinth incorporates a late Saxon cross-slab with plait
work. The south chapel is C15 of flint, pebblestone, clunch and
limestone but with brick repairs west wall. It is embattled and
has a typical double splayed plinth which also incorporates, in
west wall, parts of Saxon cross-slabs. The chancel was restored
in 1878, but on the north side is a lean-to north vestry, C15,
with an east window of clunch, and an early C18 north wall of
narrow gault brick. The north wall of the nave retains an early
C12 window above the blocked north doorway of the same period.
Interior: The roof is C19. There is an early-C18 tablet and a
number of late C18 or early C19 wall monuments on the north wall
of the nave which were placed there when the chancel arch was
rebuilt in 1854. In north wall of chancel are two recesses.
One is C13 and the other C14 with ogee arched head and crocketed
pinnacles and the effigy is possibly that of Sir John de
Freville, d.1308. The south chapel has two niches, C15, with
ogee arched heads with running foliate ornament and crocketed
pinnacles to the canopy above a 15 figure, of a saint, seated, of
alabaster on a figured bracket. The niche in the north east
corner is very mutilated with only part of the figured bracket
remaining. The pulpit, 1633, six sided with blank arches and
frieze with foliate ornament. C13 font of stone. Octagonal
bowl on octagonal principal column with four subsidiary,
octagonal columns. The south chapel contains wall monuments of
C18 and C19 to members of the Ingle family. _
Pevsner: Buildings of England p.429
R.C.H.M: record card

Listing NGR: TL4534551664

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