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Church of St Vigor

A Grade II* Listed Building in Fulbourn, Cambridgeshire

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Latitude: 52.1834 / 52°11'0"N

Longitude: 0.2229 / 0°13'22"E

OS Eastings: 552068

OS Northings: 256233

OS Grid: TL520562

Mapcode National: GBR M94.34V

Mapcode Global: VHHKB.TD52

Plus Code: 9F4256MF+94

Entry Name: Church of St Vigor

Listing Date: 31 August 1962

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1331062

English Heritage Legacy ID: 51435

Location: Fulbourn, South Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire, CB21

County: Cambridgeshire

Civil Parish: Fulbourn

Built-Up Area: Cambridge

Traditional County: Cambridgeshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

Church of England Parish: Fulbourn St Vigor with All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Ely

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(North East Side)

Church of St. Vigor

Parish church, C13 chancel and west tower with C14 navel and
north and south aisles. The church was substantially restored
in 1869 by Sir Arthur Blomfield. Clunch, limestone ashlar,
flint and pebble stones with tiled roofs. Plan of west tower,
nave, north and south aisles, north and south transepts and
south porch and chancel. West tower, of four stages with
embattled parapet and small splayed plinth. Two stage set-back
buttressing. The openings are mostly 1869 restorations; of C13
work, including the west doorway of two chamfered orders in two
centred arch with moulded label. The lancet windows in the
upper stages have roll moulded labels with fillets. Bell stage
has two-openings divided by octagonal mullion with moulded
capital and base in two centred arch. Newel staircase in south
east angle, now partly removed when clerestorey built. South
porch of C14-C15 origins but restored by Blomfield with C13
style outer archway. Two storeys. Nave has restored C15
clerestorey of three windows, each with two trefoil lights in
square head. C14 style fenestration to south aisle. The south
transept, C15, embattled with beast gargoyles and crocketed
pinnacles to the corners. Restored vertical tracery to
windows. Chancel is C13 in origin with opposing lancet windows
to north and south walls and restored east window of five
graduated lancets. The north transept was added in 1869 but the
north aisle retains two windows of two cinquefoil lights, in two
centred arches, C14 and of clunch. Interior: Nave arcade in
five bays. North arcade two centred arches of two chamfered
orders on octagonal columns. The chamfers have broach stops.
The south arcade is possibly a little later. Similar arches on
columns of four shafts with hollows in the angles. Moulded
capital and base are good examples of C14 work. Pulpit: C14 of
oak, repaired base with inserted C15 panels of St. John the
Divine and St. Elizabeth of Hungary to two sides. Octagonal,
the rest of the sides are open, and have trefoil cusping to ogee
arches in square heads, the spandrels filled with varied carving
of birds and flowers. Cadaver tomb, north wall of chancel.
John Careway, rector of Fulbourn, 1443. Shallow ogee arch with
subcusping and a label terminating in mask stops. The tomb is
of oak with six open panels or bays and the cadaver is of
stone. Large brass monument in chancel floor to William of
Fulbourn, rector, 1377-86 and another, smaller to Geoffrey
Bysschop, vicar of All Saints, Fulbourn, another church in the
same churchyard as St. Vigors, demolished in C18. Other brasses
are in the wall between the south transept and the nave. Large
monument, probably clunch, late C16 or early C17, reset; in south
transept and obscuring the piscina. Also in south transept a
blank marble wall monument to Tyrell Dalton, 1682.
Pevsner: Buildings of England p.388
D.G. Crane: A Brief Guide to St. Vigors Church, Fulbourn
R.C.H.M: record card

Listing NGR: TL5206856233

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