Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: I

List Entry Number: 1128398

Date first listed: 30-May-1958



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

County: Cambridgeshire

District: Huntingdonshire (District Authority)

Parish: Warboys

National Grid Reference: TL 30267 79863


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WARBOYS CHURCH ROAD 1. 5140 (west side) Church of St Mary Magdalene TL 37 NW 4/6 30.5.58 I 2. Parish Church. Mid C13 west tower, early C13 nave, north and south aisles, late C14 south porch, C15 north porch, C19 chancel. Flint and stone rubble with Barnack stone dressings. West tower of three stages with angle buttressing. Octagonal broach spire, ashlared with three tiers of spire lights. West window tall lancet, with trefoil head half way up forming a transom. Four quatrefoil openings to south side of window. Lancet window to each wall of second stage and two pointed lights to each wall of belfry. Stair turret at south-west angle. Nave roof leaded with moulded stone parapet. Clerestory has four C15 windows to each side. Two cinquefoil lights in moulded four centred heads. North and south aisles extended to flank west tower. South aisle has three two-stage buttresses and three C14 windows of three cinquefoil lights in two centred heads with moulded labels. One similar window to east wall. C14 south doorway with moulded jambs and two centred head: C17 three-light window in square head to west wall. South porch late C14. Tiled, gabled roof with diagonal buttressing. Two centred outer archway of three moulded orders. North aisle has three C15 windows of three cinquefoil lights with vertical tracery in four centred head with moulded label and grotesque stops. One similar window to east wall. Late C13 north doorway. Trio centred arch of two orders. C15 north porch gabled with parapet with stone coping. Two centred outer arch- way of two moulded orders with moulded labels. Chancel rebuilt late C18 and extended 1832 (VCH). Gault brick with stone dressings. Slate roof with parapet and gable end parapet. Two stage angle buttressing. Three tall lancet windows to each side and three similar windows to east wall. Interior has C12 chancel arch. Semi-circular headed with chevron decoration to one of two orders. Two large roll moulded orders to soffit. Three attached shafts to each respond with scalloped or cushion capitals, moulded bases and chamfered or grooved abaci. Nave of four bays. Early C13 two centred arches of two chamfered orders. Cylindrical piers with bell capitals and moulded bases, except for one octagonal pier. C12 responds with attached half column to south respond. C19 roof restored. Pair of late C18 wall monuments in north wall of chancel. By John Bacon RA (1740-1799), one dated 1781 to John Leman, and one dated 1790 to Elizabeth Strode. C12 iron knocker, now on timer vestry door. Lions head with heavy ring in mouth terminating in two winged dragons fighting. Early C13 font with square bowl, carved sides, round stem and four angle shafts, all with moulded capitals and bases. (RCHM Huntingdonshire p 282).

Listing NGR: TL3026779863


The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number: 54194

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Books and journals
Inventory of Huntingdonshire, (1926), 282
Page, W, Proby, G , The Victoria History of the County of Huntingdon, (1936)

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