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Parish Church of St Remigus

A Grade II* Listed Building in Water Newton, Cambridgeshire

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Latitude: 52.5624 / 52°33'44"N

Longitude: -0.3656 / 0°21'56"W

OS Eastings: 510883

OS Northings: 297322

OS Grid: TL108973

Mapcode National: GBR GYD.BCR

Mapcode Global: WHGMC.CV3F

Plus Code: 9C4XHJ6M+XP

Entry Name: Parish Church of St Remigus

Listing Date: 13 December 1957

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1237953

English Heritage Legacy ID: 415297

Location: Water Newton, Huntingdonshire, Cambridgeshire, PE8

County: Cambridgeshire

Civil Parish: Water Newton

Traditional County: Huntingdonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

Church of England Parish: Castor with Upton and Stibbington and Water Newton

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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TL 1097
(North Side)
12/161 Parish church of St

Parish church. C12 stones reused. C13 chancel and south aisle, mid C13 north
aisle and lengthened have. Early C14 west tower, and south aisle rebuilt and
possibly widened; south porch added. Nave clerestory C14. Alterations in
late C14 and C15 include remodelled doorway to tower and closing the west end
of the north aisle. Restoration 1887, chancel arch, and north arcade and
aisle rebuilt. Walls of limestone rubble with Barnack dressings and ashlar
limestone. Roofs of Collyweston stone slate and lead. South elevation: West
tower of two stages with corbel table with mask-corbels and small carved
animals at base of spire; reset lancet window and belfry window of two
pointed lights cut into round arches with detached shafted jambs and chevron
ornament, (on west wall a niche with moulded jambs, two-centred head and label
with figure of a man, on inscribed panel below 'Vous ke par issi passey pur le
alme Thomas Purdeu priez'). Spire of ashlar, with two ranges of lights, the
lower of two trefoiled lights with a quatrefoil in a gabled head, the upper, a
single light with trefoiled gabled head, restored top of spire. Nave
clerestory, three windows each of two pointed lights in two-centred arches
with moulded labels and mask and head stops; late C13 south doorway with
two-centred arch of two moulded orders with moulded label and mask stops;
three mid C14 windows each of two square-headed lights. South porch with
two-centred outer archway of two chamfered orders with moulded label and mask
stops, responds with attached shafts and moulded capitals and bases, gable
with carved apex stone. Chancel:three windows, two mid C14 with two
square-headed lights moulded labels and mask stops, low-side window of one
square-headed light; mid C14 doorway with chamfered jambs and segmental head,
earlier windows jambs visible. Interior: Nave arcades of three bays; north
arcade C13 restored 1887 with round arches of one chamfered order with plain
labels, octagonal columns with moulded capitals and bases; south arcade, two
eastern bays early C13 with arches similar to north arcade, the eastern column
is quatrefoil in plan and western column octagonal, both with moulded caps and
bases. Tower doorway with two-centred head and chamfered jambs; stair turret
doorway with square head. Piscina in east wall and south aisle. Bracket in
south aisle. Chancel arch restored reusing some old material. Piscina C14
with chamfered jambs and segmental arch, sedilia of three bays with moulded
two-centred arches and labels with head-stops, shafts between the bays with
moulded capitals and bases. Brackets on east wall. Chancel screen, restored
five bays C15; two bench ends in chancel with poppy-heads and one pew-end
with carved heads. Font, C15 octagonal bowl quatrefoiled and sixfoiled panels
and modern step. For monuments, floor slabs and memorial glass see RCHM, and
VCH. Roofs restored, nave roof with six reset C15 carved angels.

R.C.H.M. Huntingdonshire, p285
V.C.H. Huntingdonshire, p231
Pevsner: Buildings of England, p364

Listing NGR: TL1088397322

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