Church of St Mary, High Street, Huntingdon - Huntingdonshire

Large parish church of C12 or earlier origin, with a well-documented rebuilding of the early C17. Late C14 west tower, partly rebuilt on the north side after its partial collapse in 1607. The ridge beam of the tower roof has fractured as the result of water penetration. The roof structure has spread, endangering the surrounding walls and bell frame below, leading to the church being temporarily closed in Summer 2018 for safety reasons. Part of the nave floor is also unsafe. PCC in discussion Summer 2018 with Historic England regarding a Heritage at Risk Repair Grant for emergency repairs.

Church of St Mary, High Street, Huntingdon - Huntingdonshire
© Historic England

Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: CHURCH OF ST MARY
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade I
  • List Entry Number: 1161910
  • Local Planning Authority: Huntingdonshire
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church


  • Building Name: Church of St Mary
  • Street Name: High Street
  • County: Cambridgeshire
  • District / Borough: Huntingdonshire
  • Parish: Huntingdon
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Huntingdon
  • Region: East of England

Assessment Information

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

Contact Details

Simon Buteux 01223 582754

Next steps

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