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Huntingdonshire (District Authority)
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TL 20169 94639


FARCET BROADWAY TL 2094 (West Side) 8/6 CHURCH OF ST MARY 13.12.57 Parish Church

GV 11*

Parish Church. C12 nave, west tower c1180-90, mid C13 chancel and south chapel. South aisle rebuilt with wider east bay 1270-80. South porch C14. Church restored in 1852 and north aisle and arcade added with original C12 north door resited. Tower restored 1894-97. Walls of limestone rubble with Barnack dressings, roofs of stone slates and lead. South elevation: west parapet with corner finials, low pyramidal roof. Belfry window of two pointed lights with a central octagonal shaft with a moulded capital in a round headed arch with shafted jambs with moulded capitals and bases. Nave clerestory with three C19 quatrefoiled circular windows. Two C19 south aisle windows. South doorway C13, has chamfered jambs with a two-centred head; south porch C14 outer archway of two chamfered orders on splayed responds with a two-centred head. South chapel rebuilt chancel north wall has a C15 'low-side' window of two cinquefoiled and transomed lights in a four-centred head with moulded label. Interior: nave arcades C19 to north of three bays with pointed arches on octagonal columns; late C13 south arcade of four bays with round arches of two chamfered orders (and one two-centred western arch), octagonal columns with moulded capitals and bases; the east respond has a moulded corbel with a free pendant carved with foliage, the west respond has an attached half column. The east column formerly had a cross arch to the aisle, the western bay of the arcade was constructed perhaps as a planned extension to the nave. Tower arch; two-centred of two chamfered orders with chamfered label, chamfered responds and attached semi circular shafts with moulded caps and bases and octagonal abacii. South and west walls of tower with tall round headed lights deeply splayed and rebated on the external face C19 stair turret. Chancel arch; late C13, two centred of two chamfered orders with hollow-chamfered responds and attached semi octagonal shafts with moulded caps and bases, mid C13 arch to chapel of two chamfered orders with chamfered responds moulded capitals and plain bases. Locker in north wall of chancel reused material possibly C15, piscina with trefoiled head, projecting drain and wooden shelf C13, Sedillia restored C13. South Chapel west arch two centred of two continuous chamfered orders. Nave roof rebuilt on old corbels with carved foliage, grotesque beast and head, and shields, the reset carved wooden angels with shields and six carved heads are possibly from the earlier roof. Pulpit, date AD 1612 rebuilt with early C16 carved panels. The steps were formerly part of the roodstair and demolished in 1852. Seating; five benches, early C16 with fleur-de-lis poppy heads. For monuments and floor slabs see RCHM and VCH, of note is an inscribed slab over the south doorway to Dorothea Wright 1674 known for her healing powers. R C H M Huntingdonshire, p89 V C H Huntingdonshire, p166 Pevsner: Buildings of England, p243

Listing NGR: TL2016994639


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Books and journals
Inventory of Huntingdonshire, (1926), 89
Page, W, Proby, G , The Victoria History of the County of Huntingdon, (1936), 166
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Bedfordshire, Huntingdon and Peterborough, (1968), 243


This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 16 Feb 2002
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