Church of St Andrew, High Street, Soham - East Cambridgeshire

Minster church dating from 1180-90, of cruciform plan. Extended in C15 by one bay to the west at which time the tall four-stage west tower was built. Constructed of limestone, rubble and pebble stone with flint. Clunch and limestone internally. Restoration carried out in Ketton stone. Nave roof with C15 tie beams on jack-posts. Wall paintings in chancel. There is loose masonry on the tower, which has been cordoned off, and the church suffers extensively from damp.

Church of St Andrew, High Street, Soham - East Cambridgeshire
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: CHURCH OF ST ANDREW
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade I
  • List Entry Number: 1126450
  • Local Planning Authority: East Cambridgeshire
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church


  • Building Name: Church of St Andrew
  • Street Name: High Street
  • County: Cambridgeshire
  • District / Borough: East Cambridgeshire
  • Parish: Soham
  • Parliamentary Constituency: South East Cambridgeshire
  • Region: East of England

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Place of worship
  • Condition: Poor
  • Priority: A - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: C
  • Ownership: Religious organisation
  • Designation: Listed Place of Worship grade I, CA

Contact Details

Trudi Hughes 01223 582739

Next steps

Read more about this historic site on the National Heritage List for England