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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: 1166376



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


District: City of Peterborough

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Orton Waterville

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 13-Dec-1957

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 50266

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1. 5141 ORTON WATERVILLE CHERRY ORTON ROAD (east side) Church of St Mary TL 1596 53/473 13.12.57 I GV 2. Built from late C13. Coursed stone rubble church with freestone dressings. Nave has moulded parapet and small C15 two-light square-headed clerestorey windows. North and south aisles remodelled circa 1330-40 with reticulated tracery windows, east windows of 2-lights, double-chamfered north doorway, outer chamfer hollow. Early English south doorway, south porch has double hollow-chamfered arch and foliage capitals. Chancel rebuilt late C16 or early C17 with straight-headed windows, 2-light north and south and 4-light east windows with re-used material. Unbuttressed west tower with C15 top stage, 3 stages, top stage has Perpendicular bell-openings and embattled parapet with quatrefoil panels. Four-bay north and south arcades with octagonal piers and double-chamfered arches. The north arcade is Perpendicular with reused C12 pier bases, the centre pier of south arcade has stiff-leaf capital. Early English chancel arch. Chamfered 2-centred arch doorway from nave to tower. C16 low-pitched tie-beam chancel roof. Similar nave roof of 1753 incorporating re-used materials. Aisle roofs restored. C14 piscinae in north and south aisles. Very fine late C16 pulpit from Great St Mary's Church, Cambridge, hexagonal blank arches with dog-tooth, and pilasters with arabesque decoration, caryatids supporting cornice, and pulvinated frieze at base. Circa 1300 plain octagonal font, stem has 4 octagonal shafts. Stuart Royal Arms. RCHM (1) page 71.

Listing NGR: TL1563296076

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Royal Commission on Historical Monuments, , Peterborough New Town: a survey of antiquities..., (1969), 71

National Grid Reference: TL 15632 96076


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