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Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul

A Grade II* Listed Building in Little Gransden, Cambridgeshire

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Latitude: 52.1802 / 52°10'48"N

Longitude: -0.1427 / 0°8'33"W

OS Eastings: 527083

OS Northings: 255174

OS Grid: TL270551

Mapcode National: GBR J4P.6RJ

Mapcode Global: VHGMP.GGWJ

Entry Name: Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul

Listing Date: 22 November 1967

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1317971

English Heritage Legacy ID: 52770

Location: Little Gransden, South Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire, SG19

County: Cambridgeshire

District: South Cambridgeshire

Civil Parish: Little Gransden

Built-Up Area: Little Gransden

Traditional County: Cambridgeshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

Church of England Parish: Little Gransden St Peter and St Paul

Church of England Diocese: Ely

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Listing Text

TL 25NE (East side)

Church of Ss Peter
22.11.67 Paul


Parish church. Mid C13 and C14. Restored 1858 and 1885-8. Carstone and
rubble and fieldstone with clunch and limestone dressings. Slate and tiled
roofs. West tower, nave and north and south aisles, north porch and chancel.
West tower, C14-C15. Four stages with four stage diagonal buttressing with
cusping to gables of two upper stages. Embattled parapet with main cornice
having grotesque gargoyles to the corners. Newel staircase in south west
corner. West doorway in two centred, continuous moulded arch in square head
with restored dagger tracery to the spandrels and return label. West window of
three cinquefoil lights in two centred continuous moulded arch with vertical
tracery to the head. Bell stage has on each side an opening of two cinquefoil
lights in two centred hollow moulded arch with label. Nave, C13, and
clerestory added C14-C15. Four windows to each side with repaired lintels and
tiled reveals. There is a blocked parapet to the roof. The C14-C15 roof has
been rebuilt, probably C19, but the gable end remains at east end. South aisle
has a C13 lancet window in the west end and two restored windows of C14-C15 to
the south wall. The south doorway of clunch is probably C13. It has a two
centred arch of two chamfered orders. The chancel has two windows in the south
wall. One of C13, restored, has two uncusped lights with quatrefoil and the
other is C14 of two cinquefoil lights with quatrefoil and vertical tracery in
the head. The east window was restored c.1885 and is of three graduated
lancets. C14-C15 North doorway of four centred arch in square head with
continuous moulding and dagger tracery. Interior: C15 west tower arch. Two
centred and of two orders to east and west faces. Ogee and roll moulding on
responds with similar mouldings. Nave-arcade, C13, restored, of four bays.
Two centred arches of two chamfered orders on octagonal columns with moulded
capitals and bases. Screen, C15 but much restored. Six bays and two stages.
Ogee head and double cusping to side bays, with crocketting to upper stage and
the lower stage with central mullion and tracery in the head. Piscina in south
wall of chancel. Two bays each with trefoil cusping to two centred arches on
columns. Foiled drain. Chest, C16. Oak with original iron furniture. Font
C13. Limestone. Octagonal bowl on clunch stem.

RCHM: West Cambs mon (1)
VCH: Cambs Vol V
Pevsner: Building of England p428

Listing NGR: TL2708355174

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