Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: I

List Entry Number: 1127115

Date first listed: 19-Aug-1959



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County: Cambridgeshire

District: East Cambridgeshire (District Authority)

Parish: Bottisham

National Grid Reference: TL 54558 60489


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TL 5460 BOTTISHAM HIGH STREET (East Side) 11/6 Church of Holy Trinity 19. 8.1959 I

Parish church. The early C13 chancel, West tower and West porch survive from an earlier church on the site but in the early C14 the nave and aisles were rebuilt. The exterior of the church, including the tracery was extensively repaired and restored in C19 and C20. It is built of clunch and limestone, but there is some original flint in the West porch. Embattled West tower of two stages with crocketted finials at corners. Set-back buttresses. Original lancet windows at first stage. West porch, also early C13, with gabled roof, now slated. Two storeys. Gable end has a two-centred arch to a blind recess with a badly worn blank niche above a window to a parish room. West doorway in a two centred arch of two chamfered orders, the outer arch on a nook shaft with annulet ring, bell shaped capital and holdwater base. Nave, each side of clerestory has four early C14 windows of a single trefoil light in a two-centred arch. The splays have wave and hollow moulding. The South aisle, also C14 and with six windows, all restored. Below the sills are a series of recesses possibly for tombs, in pointed arches, divided by C14 two-stage, gabled buttresses. The South porch is contemporary with the aisle. There is some flushwork in the side aisles. The inner and outer arches are two-centred and of continuous wave moulded orders, divided by a hollow moulding. The chancel, although C13, has been rendered and the fenestration restored. Inside the church, the king post roof truss of the West porch is original. The staircase to the parish room, c1670, is closed-string with flat section balusters and square newel post with faceted ball finial. The openings from the tower to the nave and porch are all early C13, and of two chamfered orders in two centred arches. The gable end of the early C13 nave roof is visible in the West end of the nave. The present seven bay roof is of crown-post construction and late medieval in date. Nave arcade in five bays. Two centred arches of two wave and hollow moulded orders on quatrefoil piers with moulded capitals and bases. The filleted foils have keeled minor shafts between them. In the chancel there is a double piscina, early C13, in two bays divided by a colonette with moulded capital and base. The three seat sedilia had similar colonettes. In the South aisle there is an early C14 piscina and sedilia. Between the nave and chancel is a C15 screen of clunch and limestone, restored in parts. In three bays, each with two centre arches in square head with quatrefoils to spandrels. There is a dado with closed panels and below each side bay an arcade of four two centred arches. The North and South aisles both have oak screens of C15, reset and altered. In North aisle, late C16 or early C17 wall monument of clunch, painted to Thomas Pledger, 1599, and Margaret, his wife, 1598. Also in North aisle black and white marble wall monument to Leonellus and Dorothea Allington, children of William and Elizabeth Allington. 1638. Attributed to W. Wright. In South.aisle to Sir Roger Jenyns, 1740 and Elizabeth, his wife, 1728. Fine white and grey marble standing wall monument. Also in South aisle wall monument: Soame Jenyns, 1787 and his wives Mary and Elizabeth, 1796, white marble signed J Bacon. R.A. Sculptor, 1796. Reset in South wall of South aisle is a stone panel, painted with figure of child and recording gift of school by Sir Roger Jenyns in 1730.

R.C.H.M. (North East Cambs.), p.1, mon (1) Pevsner: Buildings of England, p303

Listing NGR: TL5455860489


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Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Cambridgeshire, (1954), 303
An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in Cambridgeshire North East, (1972)

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