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Parish Church of St Mary

A Grade II Listed Building in Houghton, Cambridgeshire

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Latitude: 52.3319 / 52°19'55"N

Longitude: -0.1211 / 0°7'15"W

OS Eastings: 528127

OS Northings: 272090

OS Grid: TL281720

Mapcode National: GBR K43.S7R

Mapcode Global: VHGLX.VNC6

Plus Code: 9C4X8VJH+QH

Entry Name: Parish Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 30 May 1958

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1330781

English Heritage Legacy ID: 54105

ID on this website: 101330781

Location: St Mary's Church, Houghton, Huntingdonshire, Cambridgeshire, PE28

County: Cambridgeshire

District: Huntingdonshire

Civil Parish: Houghton and Wyton

Built-Up Area: Houghton

Traditional County: Huntingdonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

Church of England Parish: Houghton with Wyton St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Ely

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(west side)
Parish Church of St Mary
TL 28 72 13/30 30.5.58
Parish Church. Largely C14 with C13 chancel rebuilt in 1851. Comprehensive restoration
in 1870-1. Pebble-rubble with dressings of Barnack stone, modern brick in north aisle.
Roofs of plain tiles and lead. Tower of three stages with embattled parapet and four
moulded pinnacle shafts with caps. Clasping buttresses at western angles of first two
stages. Trefoiled, two-light belfry windows with quatrefoils project above the parapet
in a gabled head. Ashlar spire set on an octagonal base. South facing clerestory has
a range of four quatrefoil lights. South porch C16, outer archway with four-centred arch
and 1664 inscribed on western jamb. Chancel has two-light windows of C14 date and a
single trefoiled lancet-light circa 1300. East window has C15 tracery in C14 opening.
Interior: C13 two-centred chancel arch of two chamfered orders to right hand of stair
turret that intrudes into nave. C13 double piscina with mask stops to labels, shafted
jambs and wooden shelf. C13 stone seat originally longer with shaped arms and chamfered
edges fixed to north wall of chancel. Two oak cupboards with C15 carved panels. Good
C18 tomb-stones to north and east of church with table-tomb dated 1774.
(RCHM Huntingdonshire p 142. Inskip Ladds Records, Norris Museum, St Ives).

Listing NGR: TL2812772090

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