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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: 1160740



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

County: Cambridgeshire

District: East Cambridgeshire

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Soham

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 19-Aug-1959

Date of most recent amendment: 17-Nov-1983

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 48847

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3/36 St. Nicholas Barway (formerly listed as 19.8.59 Chapel of St.Nicholas, Barway)


Chapel of Ease to Soham minster Church, converted to a house in 1970s, retaining much of the fabric and original detail of the C14 nave and rebuilt C19 chancel. Clunch and Barnack limestone with steeply pitched roof of slate. West end has pointed arches to two original bell-cote openings with a mask above. Below is a restored C14 window of three lights with reticulated tracery in a two-centred arch. The label and mask stops are original. Both north and south walls have original two-stage buttressing of Barnack limestone at the corners. The south doorway is of clunch. Two-centred arch of two chamfered orders with a moulded label and mask stops. One window of two lights in square head with moulded label and mask stops. The north doorway is also two-centred but of only one chamfered order with a moulded label and very worn mask stops. One two-light window in a square head with splayed reveals. C19 chancel of yellow gault brick with low pitch, slate roof. One reset head mask in east gable end. Interior. The chancel arch is two-centred and of two chamfered orders. There is a two-centred chamfered arch to a piscina in the south wall of the nave. The font is C13 with an octagonal bowl on a modern stem. The late C17 communion rails have been removed and reset in the first floor but the early Cl9 pulpit and steps are still in their original location. The staggered, tenoned purlin roof is of C17 construction. Pevsner: Buildings of England, p.300.

Listing NGR: TL5451675777

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Cambridgeshire, (1970), 300

National Grid Reference: TL 54516 75777


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