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Parish Church of St Mary

A Grade II* Listed Building in Stilton, Cambridgeshire

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Latitude: 52.489 / 52°29'20"N

Longitude: -0.2936 / 0°17'36"W

OS Eastings: 515959

OS Northings: 289264

OS Grid: TL159892

Mapcode National: GBR GZ8.YC7

Mapcode Global: VHGL1.VPNT

Entry Name: Parish Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 13 December 1957

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1215661

English Heritage Legacy ID: 400921

Location: Stilton, Huntingdonshire, Cambridgeshire, PE7

County: Cambridgeshire

District: Huntingdonshire

Civil Parish: Stilton

Built-Up Area: Stilton

Traditional County: Huntingdonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

Church of England Parish: Stilton St Mary Magdalene

Church of England Diocese: Ely

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Listing Text

TL 1489
(South Side)
9/44 Parish Church of St
13.12.57 Mary


Parish church. Nave arcades mid C13, the northern arcade is earlier; chancel
rebuilt and north and south aisles, west tower and nave arcades partly rebuilt
in C15. South porch and north vestry c.1500. Chancel and vestry shortened
1808. Alterations 1857. Restoration 1887-88 and 1908. Walls of limestone
rubble, reused Barnack and Ketton ashlar and dressings of Barnack and Ketton
stone. Roofs of stone slates and lead. South elevation: west tower of four
external stages with embattled parapet, belfry window of two cinquefoiled
lights with a pierced spandrel in a four-centred head with moulded label;
clerestory with three C19 trefoiled windows; south aisle with two windows;
eastern window C15 of three-lights and western window partly restored C14;
restored late C15 south doorway with moulded jambs and four-centred head.
South porch c.1500 refaced and restored, outer archway with four-centred arch
of two moulded orders with a moulded label and jambs with attached shafts
carrying the inner order. Chancel with two C19 windows. Interior: nave
arcades of three bays, third bay rebuilt in C15. North arcade with two
eastern semi-circular arches of two orders, semi-circular east respond and
first pier; octagonal second pier, all with moulded capitals and bases; west
respond semi-octagonal with plain C15 capital and chamfered base. South
arcade first two bays with round arches of two chamfered orders and third bay
with two-centred arch of two chamfered orders, round piers and semi-circular
responds with moulded capitals and bases. Rood loft doorway with
segmental-pointed arch of three chamfered orders. West tower arch:
two-centred of one continuous chamfered order, two chamfered ribs carried on
semi-octagonal attached shafts with moulded capitals and bases. Chancel arch:
two-centred of two-chamfered orders, the outer continuous and inner
terminating in responds. Font; C15 octagonal bowl with chamfered edges, plain
octagonal to square shaft and base with broach-stops. C15 recesses in north
and south aisle and vestry. Piscina in south aisle reset C15 with chamfered
jambs and two-centred head. For brasses, and monuments see RCHM and VCH.

V C H Huntingdonshire, p225
R C H M Huntingdonshire, p257
Pevsner: Buildings of England, p348
Suckling, A F Drawing 1824 B.M.
Kerrick, T Drawing c.1826 B.M.
Churchwardens Account Books, and Vestry Records 1833-64 H.R.O.

Listing NGR: TL1595989264

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