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Church of St Mary

A Grade I Listed Building in Comberton, Cambridgeshire

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Latitude: 52.1807 / 52°10'50"N

Longitude: 0.0225 / 0°1'20"E

OS Eastings: 538376

OS Northings: 255533

OS Grid: TL383555

Mapcode National: GBR L7K.6HP

Mapcode Global: VHHK7.BGQ3

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 31 August 1962

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1310174

English Heritage Legacy ID: 51648

Location: Comberton, South Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire, CB23

County: Cambridgeshire

District: South Cambridgeshire

Civil Parish: Comberton

Built-Up Area: Comberton

Traditional County: Cambridgeshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

Church of England Parish: Comberton St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Ely

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Listing Text

(North Side)

3/31 Church of St Mary
31. 8.62


Parish Church. Part of chancel late C13, nave early C14 and C15 or early
C16, and west tower C14. Restored C19, particularly the chancel.
Pebblestone and limestone dressings with some clunch to openings, arid west
tower of dressed clunch. West tower, nave, north and south aisles and
chancel. C14 west tower of three stages, embattled, with setback
buttressing. Restored C14 fenestration with dagger cusping to two-light bell
chamber openings. Nave C14 and late C15 or early C16. Pebblestone,
restored, with clunch interior stonework. Embattled parapet and restored
clerestorey of Ketton stone. Five windows, each of three cinquefoil lights
in four-centred arches. South aisle, C14 in origin, restored C19.
Fenestration originally of clunch, now Ketton stone. Four windows each of
two cinquefoil lights with vertical tracery. Chancel also pebblestone. C19,
but with two C13 lancet windows, restored, in North Wall. South wall has two
C14 windows with dagger cusping, one with low-side opening, now with reset
medieval glass. Inside: C14 tower arch of clunch. Two-centred arch of two
continuous orders, the outer hollow and roll moulded and the inner ogee
moulded. South arcade, early 014, in five bays. Two centred arches of two
chamfered orders on octagonal columns with moulded capitals and bases. The
north aisle and arcade was either rebuilt or added later C15 or early C16.
Also in five bays with four centred arches, hollow moulded, the inner order
ogee moulded on attached shafts to the responds of the diagonally set piers.
Late medieval nave roof of five bays with moulded and braced tiebeams. The
north aisle has a late C15 or early C16 roof also in five bays with moulded
main beams, some with leaf ornament and a cornice originally with angel
enrichment, but now mutilated. Chancel arch is late C13 or early C14 and
similar to the south arcade. There is a rood loft staircase opening to the
north side. The chancel has been much restored in the C19, but the wide
splays of the late C13 windows on the north side are still intact. The font
is C13. Octagonal tapering limestone bowl on octagonal stem with C17
octagonal canopy of oak with acorn finial and urn finials to the edge. A
number of pews are C16 with carved ends and finials and the chancel screen is
C15-C16 with much original woodwork both to the closed panels and in the
vertical tracery.
R.C.H.M. West Cambs., mon.(1) Plates 17.18.& 68
Pevsner: Buildings of England, p323

Listing NGR: TL3837655533

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