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Parish Church of St Mary and the Holy Ghost in Heaven

A Grade I Listed Building in Cheveley, Cambridgeshire

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Latitude: 52.22 / 52°13'11"N

Longitude: 0.4649 / 0°27'53"E

OS Eastings: 568475

OS Northings: 260838

OS Grid: TL684608

Mapcode National: GBR PCJ.Y2N

Mapcode Global: VHJGR.0GMH

Entry Name: Parish Church of St Mary and the Holy Ghost in Heaven

Listing Date: 19 August 1959

Last Amended: 25 April 1984

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1318059

English Heritage Legacy ID: 49148

Location: Cheveley, East Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire, CB8

County: Cambridgeshire

District: East Cambridgeshire

Civil Parish: Cheveley

Built-Up Area: Cheveley

Traditional County: Cambridgeshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

Church of England Parish: Cheveley St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Ely

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Listing Text

(East Side)

3/64 Parish Church of
19.8.59 St Mary and the
Holy Ghost in Heaven
(formerly listed as
Church of St Mary)


Parish church. Early C14, cruciform plan, upper stage of tower
and belfry stair turret late C14, early C15. South porch C15.
Flint with limestone and clunch dressings and interior details.
Plain tile gable parapetted roofs. Clasping buttresses to transepts,
angle buttresses to west gable end and chancel. Chancel with two-
light traceried windows in two-centred arches with sealed lancet
window in north wall. South transept one three-light window,
polygonal stair turret rises above plain parapet of octagonal belfry
above square tower. Two-light belfry window with quatrefoil. Two
nave windows of three, trefoiled-lights in two-centred arches.
South porch has niche above two-centre arched opening with attached
shafts and moulded capitals and bases. Label with head stops.
Interior. Fine early C14 crossing with three attached columns to
each jamb with deeply moulded capitals and bases; steep, chamfered
two-centred arches. Wooden quadrapartite vault with tracery. Nave,
transepts, and chancel roofs C15, possibly partly restored, with
embattled decoration, pierced spandrels to tie beams, and carved
angels in each bay to chancel. Nave roof arch braced. Crossing
piers with carved brackets for statues or candles, late C14: Two
tomb recesses in south transept. Piscina and wide sedelia or Easter
sepulchre in chancel. Piscina in north transept and lancet window
in east wall. Font, octagonal C15 with painted panels. Screen
late C14 or early C15 restored with single traceried lights, centre
doorway ogee-headed. Monuments, in chancel to Symon Folkes, d.1642,
kneeling figure with columns and open pediment, in north transept
to Martin Folkes, d.1828, by Parkinson, Newmarket. Stained glass
in chancel by Kempe. Pevsner, Buildings of England, p.319.

Listing NGR: TL6847560838

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