Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: I

List Entry Number: 1127774

Date first listed: 31-Aug-1962



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County: Cambridgeshire

District: South Cambridgeshire (District Authority)

Parish: Coton

National Grid Reference: TL 40884 58887


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TL 4058 COTON HIGH STREET (South Side)

10/77 Church of St Peter 31. 8.62


Parish Church. C12 nave and chancel, early and late C14 south aisle, C15 north aisle, C14 west tower. Restoration of 1863-4, and 1880. Recently (1984) the tower has been repaired. Pebble and fieldstone, dressed and carved limestone ashlar, clunch as inner walling and originally to door and window openings. Tiled roofs. Plan of west tower, nave. North and South aisles and porches, and chancel. C14 west tower of pebblestone, clunch and dressed limestone quoins. Modern render to upper stage. Three stages, embattled, on two-stage plinth with diagonally set four-stage buttressing. Restored west window with vertical tracery. Small ashlar spire with two tiers of gabled spire lights. Nave, C12 in origin, originally aisleless. The south east corner retains an engaged angle shaft of C12. South aisle added c.1300, and roof raised late C14 when south aisle roof raised. North aisle added C15-C16. South aisle flanks the west tower and has restored fenestration and a roof raised in late C14 and now slated. Tine south porch is also much restored and the roof has two kingpost trusses, with ogee moulding to the main cornice. The beams appear to be reused."The C12 chancel has been partly rebuilt. Coursed limestone ashlar. In the south wall a chamfered string course forms a sill to original, C12 window opening in round-headed and roll-moulded arch, on engaged columns with cushion capitals. There is a similar window in the north wall. The remaining fenestration is C19, except for a similar reset C12 window in'an alcove in the chancel. Interior: C14 two-centred tower arch of three continuous chamfered orders divided by deep hollow mouldings. c.1300, three-bay south arcade of two centred arches. Two chamfered orders on quatrefoil piers with roll moulding between the angles, and moulded capitals and bases. North arcade, C15, of three bays with two-centred arches. Two moulded orders, the inner on semicircular attached shafts with moulded capitals and bases, and the outer continuous. The roof of the south aisle dates from the roof raise of late C14 and that of the north aisle is C15. The chancel interior has been much altered but retains part of a C15 chancel screen. In the south aisle there is an angel corbel on one side of the original south chapel. The font is C12, square bowl with carved sides, including intersecting arcading and chevron pattern. The stem is original but the four angle shafts are modern. Monuments: In south wall of chancel, wall monument of Andrew Downes 1627. Painted clunch. South aisle, west end, table tomb of Richard Hatley, 1707 and Mary, his wife 1699. Limestone, with raised and fielded panelled sides and black marble top with inscription. Chest, C16 with iron fittings. Communion table, C17, of oak, in north aisle. R.C.H.M. West Cambs., mon. (1) Plates 5,9,22,52, G2 and 63 Pevsner: Buildings of England, p325

Listing NGR: TL4088458887


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Legacy System number: 51694

Legacy System: LBS


Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Cambridgeshire, (1970), 325
An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in Cambridgeshire West, (1968)

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