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Parish of All Saints

A Grade II* Listed Building in Hamerton and Steeple Gidding, Cambridgeshire

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Latitude: 52.4031 / 52°24'11"N

Longitude: -0.3299 / 0°19'47"W

OS Eastings: 513713

OS Northings: 279656

OS Grid: TL137796

Mapcode National: GBR H0D.7DR

Mapcode Global: VHGLF.7VFN

Plus Code: 9C4XCM3C+62

Entry Name: Parish of All Saints

Listing Date: 28 January 1958

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1222799

English Heritage Legacy ID: 54774

Location: Hamerton and Steeple Gidding, Huntingdonshire, Cambridgeshire, PE28

County: Cambridgeshire

District: Huntingdonshire

Civil Parish: Hamerton and Steeple Gidding

Traditional County: Huntingdonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

Church of England Parish: Hamerton All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Ely

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16/55 Parish Church of
28.1.58 All Saints


Parish church. C13 reset windows in porch. Chancel, nave, north and south
aisles, and south porch early C14. Clerestory, west tower and aisle rebuilt
in late C15. South clerestory and porch repaired or rebuilt in 1707, chancel
partly rebuilt in 1796 with new steep roof replacing former flat roof. Church
restored in 1854, chancel repaired in 1986-7. Walls of Weldon and field stone
rubble with dressings and ashlar facings of Ketton Stone. Roofs of tiles,
slates and lead. South elevation: West tower of three stages with moulded
plinth and embattled parapet with angle gargoyles and quatrefoiled-panelled
frieze; paired belfry windows, transomed with two cinque-foiled-lights with a
quatrefoil in a four-centred head. Four clerestory windows each of three
cinque-foiled lights in four-centred heads. Lozenge shaped panel inscribed
'IB 1707'. Three late C15 aisle windows of three cinquefoiled-lights with
vertical tracery in a four-centred head and with moulded reveals and labels.
Partly restored C14 doorway with jambs and two centred arch of two hollow
chamfered orders with moulded label and mask stops. Porch with two-centred
archway of two chamfered orders, the inner order springing from attached
shafts with moulded capitals, (reset side-lights of two pointed-lights with a
circle in a two-centred head). Two, two-pointed-light chancel windows with
plain spandrels in four-centred heads the western window is carried below a
transom to form a 'low-side' window. Between the windows a C14 priests'
doorway with moulded jambs and two-centred arched head. Interior: Nave
arcades of four bays with two-centred arches of two chamfered orders with a
moulded label to the nave; octagonal columns and semi-octagonal responds with
moulded capitals and bases. Rood loft staircase with upper and lower doorways
each with four-centred heads. Tower arch two-centred of three moulded orders
the outer continuous and the inner springing from attached round shafts with
moulded capitals and partly restored bases. Chancel arch early C14,
two-centred of two chamfered orders, the outer continuous and the inner
springing from moulded corbels carved with male and female heads. Piscenae in
chancel with hollow-chamfered jambs and quatrefoiled drain C14; in south
aisle with chamfered jambs and trefoiled head. Font, C15, octagonal bowl with
cusped panels and moulded edges, stem with cusped panels and moulded base.
For monuments see RCHM, of note two wall monuments to Sir John Bedell and his
wife Maude. The nave and aisle roofs incorporate C15 material and carved
details including angels holding musical instruments and figures of men, the
four Evangelists and the apostles.

RCHM: Huntingdonshire p126
VCH: Huntingdonshire p68
Pevsner: Buildings of England p259

Listing NGR: TL1371379656

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