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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: 1162944



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

County: Cambridgeshire

District: Huntingdonshire

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Hemingford Abbots

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 30-May-1958

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 53919

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HEMINGFORD ABBOTS CHURCH LANE 1. 5140 (west side) Church of St Margaret TL 28 71 14/5 30.5.58 I 2. Parish Church. C13 with late C14 tower and spire. Stone, rubble and Barnack stone dressings; roofs of lead, copper and slates. Modern gault brick chancel. Tower of three stages with moulded plinth and embattled parapet. The angle buttresses, semi-hexagonal, semi-octagonal and diagonal at each stage are finished with gabled and crocketed pinnacles. Spire rebuilt in 1911 has original spire lights in two upper stages. South porch rebuilt in 1887 incorporating much earlier material. C13 aisles; nave arcades circa 1300. Flying buttresses across aisle and thicker octagonal piers mark original crossing. Fine C15 nave roof with Decorated rood bay, bosses, and angels at ends of principal rafters. In vestry Romano-Brit. sarcophagus found in 1889, and vase of caster-ware (stolen within the last five years). (RCHM Huntingdonshire p 130). Octagonal font with plain arch decoration stands on central circular shaft with four octagonal columns. Stained glass insets with armorial bearings to Dickens and Hildesley families circa 1740, with fragments of earlier glass in east window of north aisle. Modern engraved glass partition in tower arch by David Peace. Early C17 chests with two hinged lids on turned legs.

Listing NGR: TL2827471178

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Inventory of Huntingdonshire, (1926), 130

National Grid Reference: TL 28274 71178


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