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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: 1127740



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

County: Cambridgeshire

District: South Cambridgeshire

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Madingley

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 31-Aug-1962

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 51813

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TL 36 SE MADINGLEY CHURCH LANE (West Side) 1/195 31.8.62 Chucrh of St Mary Magdalene GV II*

Parish Church. C13 chancel, late C13-early C14 nave, west tower, and north aisle. Clerestorey added C15. General restorations of 1872-4, and 1885. Tower and spire top stage rebuilt 1926. Pebblestone, clunch and limestone dressings, with tiled, slate and leaded roofs. Plan of west tower, nave with north aisle and north and south porches and chancel. West tower, c.1300, of pebblestone, rendered, Embattled four stages with reticulated tracery to two trefoil lights of west window. Bell stage has two trefoil lights with Y-tracery in two-centred heads to each wall. Small C14 spire, stone ashlar. Nave with rendered walls and C15 clerestory of five windows each of two, cinquefoil lights in four centred arches. The gable of the original c.1300 root is visible at the west end. South porch much restored, chancel of pebblestone, probably mostly C19 restoration. One lancet and one C14 window with reticulated tracery both much restored, to the south wall. The east window has three graduated lancets, also mainly C19 alterations. Inside. c.1300 tower arch; two centred with hollow and roll moulded orders in segmental arch. North arcade of similar date and in five bays. Two centred ho low and roll moulded orders on columns of quatrefoil section with roll moulding in the angles, and moulded capitals and bases. C19 roof. Chancel arch, two-centred and of two chamfered orders on half-octagonal engaged columns to responds. Deep splays, C13, to restored fenestration of north and south walls of chancel. Font C12 of stone. Square bowl with sides divided into panel and carved with chevron tooth and interlaced arcading. One C13 stem, square with angle shafts. Communion rail. Late C17 or early C18 and reset probably from Great St Mary's, Cambridge. Glass, seine C16 reset, in windows in south wall of chancel. South wall, window with two embattled figure. c.1525, probably Antwerp. Reset. Female figure composed of Justice and Charity and male figure, possibly Charlemagne. Monuments. North aisle, West end. Jane Cotton, 1707. Wall monument in stone and beck marble with effigy in the round. Chancel. North wall. John Hynde Cotton, 1807 grey and white marble signed Rd. Westmacott, London; Dame Jane Cotton (Hynde), 1692. Wall monument of alabaster and black marble; Elizabeth Stewkely, 1636, a female infant. South wall. Commander Charles Cotton, RN 1828 signed by Richard Westmacott, South Audley Street, London; Sir Charles Cotton, Admiral of the White, 1812 signed Flaxman, R.A. Sculptor. R.C.H.M. West Cambs., mon.(1) Plates 5.12,13 Pevsner: Buildings of England, p434

Listing NGR: TL3950460336

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Cambridgeshire, (1970), 434
An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in Cambridgeshire West, (1968)

National Grid Reference: TL 39504 60336


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