CHURCH OF ST GEORGE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1302358
Date first listed:
05-Feb-1952
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST GEORGE, MAIN STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST GEORGE, MAIN STREET

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

County:
Cambridgeshire
District:
East Cambridgeshire (District Authority)
Parish:
Thetford
National Grid Reference:
TL 53131 76306

Details

LITTLE THETFORD MAIN STREET TL 5376 (West Side)

21/10 Church of St George 5.2.52 - 11*

Parish church. Late C14, mostly rebuilt C19. Fieldstone and limestone rubble and dressed limestone with plain tiled roof having end parapets. Plan of nave and chancel. West gable end has a gabled double bellcote C19, of two, two-centred arches. The west window is also C19 and of three trefoil lights. The North and South walls of the nave have, in each wall, one window of three cinquefoil lights in ogee arches and square head. The tracery is of clunch and the mullion and architrave of limestone, possibly indicating an earlier restoration. The north porch is C19. Gabled, brick and rubblestone. Two centred outer arch of two moulded orders. The east gable of the nave was rebuilt in 1665 in narrow local brick (similar to that of Manor Farm, Wentworth, q.v.). The chancel has in the north wall two windows, each of two cinquefoil lights in four centred arch. The restored east window of three cinquefoil lights has an original label with mask stops. The windows in the south wall have been restored c.1980. Interior: Roof of C19 collar rafter type. C19 two centred chancel arch of two moulded orders, the inner on engaged colonettes. The font is late C14-early C15. Tapering limestone octagonal bowl with masks to each of four panels. The stem is much restored but has fragments of blind tracery panels.

Pevsner: Buildings of England, p471 V.C.H.: Cambs., Vol. IV

Listing NGR: TL5313176306

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
49485
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Cambridgeshire, (1954), 471
Salzman, L F , The Victoria History of the County of Cambridgeshire and the Isle of Ely, (1953)

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 02 Dec 2004
Reference: IOE01/13327/26
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