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Church of St Mary and St Botolph

A Grade I Listed Building in Thorney, Peterborough, City of Peterborough

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Latitude: 52.6205 / 52°37'13"N

Longitude: -0.1071 / 0°6'25"W

OS Eastings: 528236

OS Northings: 304205

OS Grid: TF282042

Mapcode National: GBR K0M.PQL

Mapcode Global: WHHNF.BD7F

Plus Code: 9C4XJVCV+54

Entry Name: Church of St Mary and St Botolph

Listing Date: 22 October 1952

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1331263

English Heritage Legacy ID: 50358

Location: Thorney, Peterborough, PE6

County: City of Peterborough

Civil Parish: Thorney

Built-Up Area: Thorney

Traditional County: Cambridgeshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

Church of England Parish: Thorney Abbey St Mary and St Botolph

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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Listing Text

(east side)
Church of St Mary
and St Botolph
TF 2804 41/566 22.10.52
Parish church formed from the 5 west bays of the nave of the Abbey church.
A monastery was founded circa 670 destroyed in Danish raid of 870 and refounded
in 972 for Benedictine monks. In circa 1085 church was rebuilt by Abbot Guenther
and completed circa 1108. The 5 bays of the nave of the church is all that
remains, the east end, aisles, and almost all the monastic buildings have
gone. In 1638 the ruined church was restored as parish church, when the
aisles were demolished and the arcades were filled in with Perpendicular
windows. The arcades have continuous shafts to ceiling and alternating shafted
piers. The round arched clerestory has one Norman bay on south side. The
gallery openings have shafts with volute and scalloped capitals. The west
front has massive Norman angle turrets with octagonal tops and Perpendicular
battlements and has frieze of 9 figures between and over the large partly
blocked Perpendicular west window, with portal beneath dated 1638.
The east end is in Norman style by Blore 1840-1, ashlar with short transepts
and vaulted inside.
Sortie German or Swiss stained glass in nave windows.

Listing NGR: TF2823604205

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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