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Church of St Peter in Ely

A Grade II Listed Building in Ely, Cambridgeshire

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Latitude: 52.3943 / 52°23'39"N

Longitude: 0.2654 / 0°15'55"E

OS Eastings: 554243

OS Northings: 279782

OS Grid: TL542797

Mapcode National: GBR M6H.V88

Mapcode Global: VHHJD.K25T

Plus Code: 9F4297V8+P5

Entry Name: Church of St Peter in Ely

Listing Date: 22 April 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1386585

English Heritage Legacy ID: 473981

Location: Ely, East Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire, CB7

County: Cambridgeshire

District: East Cambridgeshire

Civil Parish: Ely

Built-Up Area: Ely

Traditional County: Cambridgeshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

Church of England Parish: Ely

Church of England Diocese: Ely

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606/4/10016 Church of St Peter-in-Ely
Church. 1890 by James Piers St Aubyn. Brick faced with coursed ashlar; machine tile roofs. Nave, chancel,
south porch and south transept. Decorated style. EXTERIOR: west front with 4-Light window with intersecting tracery; single lancet above. Polygonal bell turret at south-west cornerterminating in stone spirelet over louvred bell-openings. Gabled south porch with moulded arched entrance. 3 3-Light Decorated windows to south and 4 to north nave, all separated by stepped buttresses. South transept with triple lancets in south wall and a roundel above. Decorated chancel fenestration: one 2-Light window north and south and a 5-Light east window. Setback chancel buttresses.
INTERIOR: moulded chancel arch and south transept arch. Nave roof of 8 bays of arched braces to collars alternating on wall posts and corbels. Y -braces from collars to principals. 2 tiers butt purLins and ridge piece, and 2 tiers of arched windbracing. Chancel roof is a more elaborate 4-bay version of the same roof type.
FITTINGS: double-coved rood screen erected 1893 by Sir Ninian Comper. 3 by 3 bays either side of central opening, the outer bays boarded and decorated with stencilled emblems. Open bays each with 3-Light open Decorated tracery. Central entrance with 7-cusped arch. Tierceron ribbed coving east and west rising to cornice with fleurons (east side) or running foliage trail (west side). Panelled parapet with cusped ogee tracery heads. Rood with Christ on Cross flanked by St Mary and St John. One standing angel right and left.
Plain 3-sided pulpit. Octagonal font on drum stem with satellite columns and Decorated tracery to the bowl panels. East window with stained glass of 1892 by Kempe & Co. Organ manual in south transept 1905 by Hills of Norwich.
Included as a good, complete surviving church of the 1890s, with remarkable fittings.

Listing NGR: TL5424379782

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