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Church of St Mary

A Grade I Listed Building in Orton Waterville, Peterborough

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Latitude: 52.5503 / 52°33'0"N

Longitude: -0.2961 / 0°17'45"W

OS Eastings: 515632

OS Northings: 296076

OS Grid: TL156960

Mapcode National: GBR GYP.3Z5

Mapcode Global: VHGKV.T5B9

Plus Code: 9C4XHP23+4H

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 13 December 1957

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1166376

English Heritage Legacy ID: 50266

Location: Orton Waterville, Peterborough, PE2

County: Peterborough

Civil Parish: Orton Waterville

Built-Up Area: Peterborough

Traditional County: Huntingdonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

Church of England Parish: Orton Waterville

Church of England Diocese: Ely

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(east side)
Church of St Mary
TL 1596 53/473 13.12.57
Built from late C13. Coursed stone rubble church with freestone dressings.
Nave has moulded parapet and small C15 two-light square-headed clerestorey
windows. North and south aisles remodelled circa 1330-40 with reticulated
tracery windows, east windows of 2-lights, double-chamfered north doorway,
outer chamfer hollow. Early English south doorway, south porch has double
hollow-chamfered arch and foliage capitals.
Chancel rebuilt late C16 or early C17 with straight-headed windows, 2-light
north and south and 4-light east windows with re-used material.
Unbuttressed west tower with C15 top stage, 3 stages, top stage has Perpendicular
bell-openings and embattled parapet with quatrefoil panels.
Four-bay north and south arcades with octagonal piers and double-chamfered
arches. The north arcade is Perpendicular with reused C12 pier bases, the
centre pier of south arcade has stiff-leaf capital.
Early English chancel arch. Chamfered 2-centred arch doorway from nave to
tower. C16 low-pitched tie-beam chancel roof. Similar nave roof of 1753
incorporating re-used materials. Aisle roofs restored.
C14 piscinae in north and south aisles. Very fine late C16 pulpit from Great
St Mary's Church, Cambridge, hexagonal blank arches with dog-tooth, and pilasters
with arabesque decoration, caryatids supporting cornice, and pulvinated frieze
at base. Circa 1300 plain octagonal font, stem has 4 octagonal shafts. Stuart
Royal Arms.
RCHM (1) page 71.

Listing NGR: TL1563296076

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