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Church of St Peter

A Grade II* Listed Building in Wentworth, Ely, Cambridgeshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.385 / 52°23'6"N

Longitude: 0.1741 / 0°10'26"E

OS Eastings: 548063

OS Northings: 278556

OS Grid: TL480785

Mapcode National: GBR M6K.GTL

Mapcode Global: VHHJB.Y9XZ

Plus Code: 9F4295PF+2M

Entry Name: Church of St Peter

Listing Date: 5 February 1952

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1331500

English Heritage Legacy ID: 49578

Location: Wentworth, East Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire, CB6

County: Cambridgeshire

District: East Cambridgeshire

Civil Parish: Wentworth

Traditional County: Cambridgeshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

Church of England Parish: Wentworth

Church of England Diocese: Ely

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Listing Text


TL 47 NE WENTWORTH MAIN STREET
(North side)

8/48 Church of St Peter
5.2.52
II*

Parish church. C12, C13 and C14. Major restoration of 1868 included
rebuilding of nave, south porch and reroofing. Limestone and sandstone rubble
with some fieldstone, and limestone dressings. Plain tiled roof with end
parapets. West tower, aisleless nave and chancel. West tower C14 of three
stages on a plinth with splayed upper edge. Embattled parapet with low
pyramidical tiled cap to tower roof. Five stage contemporary diagonal
buttressing. Restored C14 west window of two cinquefoil lights in two centred
arch. Lancet to each side of first stage. Bell stage of two trefoil openings
in two centred arch. Nave rebuilt in 1868 incorporating in south wall C12
doorway. Round roll moulded arch with blank tympanum, on cushion capitals and
twisted colonettes with moulded bases. The nave fenestration is C14 in style.
Chancel, C13. South wall has three lancets and a low side window in a square
head and south doorway in chamfered two centred arch. Restored east window of
three graduated lancets. Three similar C13 lancets in north wall of chancel.
Nave north doorway similar to south doorway but with plain colonettes.
Interior: C14 west tower arch. Two centred and of two chamfered orders, the
inner on half octagonal responds with moulded plinth and splayed base. C19
collar rafter roof with shaped bracing. Original two centred and double
chamfered chancel arch on 1868 corbels carved with still leaf foliage. C13
plain double piscina with each bay in a two centred chamfered arch and divided
by a colonette with moulded capital and base. In north wall, probably reset,
a c12 sculptured panel in high relief: the standing figure of a priest in
mass vestments holding an open book and an aspergillum. Figure framed in an
arch which is supported by a twisted column with cushion capital to left, the
right hand side of the panel is damaged. Above the arch architectural motifs.
The rear arches of the C13 lancets in the north and south walls of the chancel
have deep splays. There is a moulded and keeled string course at sill height
carried over the double piscina. Font C13. Octagonal limestone bowl with
stiff-leaf carving below the bowl on central column with four subsidiary
columns.

Pevsner: Buildings of England p477
VCH: Cambs Vol IV


Listing NGR: TL4806378556

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