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Church of St Andrew

A Grade II* Listed Building in Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire

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Latitude: 52.5554 / 52°33'19"N

Longitude: -0.133 / 0°7'58"W

OS Eastings: 526673

OS Northings: 296919

OS Grid: TL266969

Mapcode National: GBR J01.WPY

Mapcode Global: VHGKY.N11C

Plus Code: 9C4XHV48+5R

Entry Name: Church of St Andrew

Listing Date: 11 August 1950

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1227881

English Heritage Legacy ID: 402370

Location: Whittlesey, Fenland, Cambridgeshire, PE7

County: Cambridgeshire

Civil Parish: Whittlesey

Built-Up Area: Whittlesey

Traditional County: Cambridgeshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

Church of England Parish: Whittlesey St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Ely

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Parish Church. Mainly C14, but with part of south aisle C13. C15 nave
arcade, clerestorey, West Tower and South porch. Restored 1872. Rubblestone
and Barnack ashlar and dressings. Leaded roofs of low pitch, with slates to
North and South Chapel roofs. Plan of West tower, nave, North and South
aisles, and chancel flanked by North and South Chapels. West tower, late
C15, of four stages with embattled parapet on two-stage splayed plinth.
Crocketed pinnacles at corners and main cornice with gargoyles. Clasping
four-stage buttresses and newel staircase in South West corner. West doorway
has four-centred archway in square head with foliate decoration to the
spandrels. Restored three-light West window. Two cinquefoil openings to
each side of bell chamber. Nave has C15 clerestorey with embattled parapet.
Each side of clerestorey has four windows, of two cinquefoil lights each in
four centred head. South aisle retains in the South West corner part of the
wall from a C13 church on the site. Diagonal two stage buttress with gabled
coping and a similar buttress in angle of South aisle and West tower, and
partly obscured. The rest of the South aisle is C14 with blocked parapet and
two large beast gargoyles to the main cornice. One C14 restored window with
foiled head. South porch C15 with diagonal two stage buttresses to the
corners and crocketed pinnacles. Vacant niche below the embattled parapetted
gable end, and above the hollow moulded two centred outer archway with
embattled capitals to the engaged shafts on high bases to the responds. The
porch roof is original late C15 work. The South chapel, C14, flanks the
chancel and is of dressed Barnack ashlar. On the South wall there are two
original windows of two trefoil lights with wave moulded reveals in square
heads with labels and mask stops. The East window of the chapel has a two
centred arch and restored reticulated tracery. The chancel has a parapetted
gable end and a five light window with flowing tracery. The North chapel and
North aisle have similar, C14 fenestration of two trefoil lights in square
head, but the corners of the chapel have pinnacles with finials. Inside:
C15 tower arch with panelled responds and four bay nave arcade of similar
late date. Two centred double chamfered arches with continuous label on
slender clustered columns. Original arches between North and South chapels
and the chancel, but the Chancel arch is now carried on corbels of 1872. The
nave roof, and those of the South aisle, South and North chapels are either
wholly or in part original. North Chapel retains an aumbry in the North wall
and piscina in the South wall, but in the chancel this has been replaced and
in the South it has been removed.

Pevsner: Buildings of England p.482
V.C.H. Cambs. Vol. 4

Listing NGR: TL2667396919

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