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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1125896



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Cambridgeshire

District: Fenland

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Wisbech St. Mary

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 31-Oct-1983

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 48179

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TF 30 SE WISBECH ST. MARY HIGH ROAD 13/86 (North Side) Guyhirne

Church of St. Mary Magdalene


Parish church, designed by Sir G.G. Scott in early English style and built 1878. Wire cut gault brick. West end of nave surmounted by gabled bell-cote above a foiled vesica shaped window and three lancets with double chamfered reveals. Nave of three bays, divided by two stage buttressing, each with a similar lancet, except for a round window with cinquefoil cusping above open-sided south porch of wood with a gabled, tiled roof. Two-centred arch to south doorway. East window of chancel is round with a smaller foiled circle within and radial colonettes to outer circle. Below, three chamfered lancets. Interior. Chancel arch two-centred and of two chamfered orders, inner on shafts with moulded capitals and springing from corbels carved with angels. Chancel has original tiled floor. Two centred, chamfered arches to openings to north vestry and south chapel. Pulpit of limestone, octagonal on stem with Purbeck marble shafts to angles. Font. Tapering octagonal bowl in early English style on a Purbeck marble stem with eight subsidiary detached shafts, also of marble and each with moulded capital and base. VCH (Cambs) Vol.IV, p.236. Pevsner (Buildings of England), p.399.

Listing NGR: TF3975503296

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Cambridgeshire, (1970), 399
Salzman, L F , The Victoria History of the County of Cambridgeshire and the Isle of Ely, (1953), 236

National Grid Reference: TF 39755 03296


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