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Huntingdonshire (District Authority)
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TL 28717 83774


BURY BURY HILL 1. 5140 (north side) Church of Holy Cross TL 28 SE 1/4 30.5.58 I 2. Parish Church. The chancel arch and west doorway (now covered by west tower) remain of the original C12 church. C13 west tower and north arcade. Early C15 north aisle, south wall of nave and chancel. To the west of the tower and adjoining it are the ruins of the C15 west chapel. Mid C13 west tower of rubblestone with quoins of Barnack stone. Three stages and embattled parapet with moulded string course. Gargoyles to each corner, except for the north-east. Three stage angle buttressing. Moulded string course between each stage. Ground floor originally open sided. Two centred arches of two orders, the inner resting on corbels. The corbels of the western arch are carved with stiff leaf foliage. The north, south and west walls of the first stage have each one tall lancet, the inner chamfered, the outer moulded. Moulded label with mask stop. The east wall of the first stage has the marks of the gabled roof of the C12 nave. Each wall of the bell chamber has two lancets with moulded label and stops. Ruins of the north and south walls of the C15 west chapel adjoin the west tower. Rubblestone with Barnack ashlar. Two niches in the east wall. Nave of rubblestone. Roof with parapet and two gargoyles on south side. Each side of C15 clerestory has three, two cinquefoil light windows in square heads under segmental headed arches. String course at sill height. South wall of nave; two C15 three light windows with ogee heads and vertical tracery in four centred heads with moulded label and returned stops. C13 south doorway reset. Chamfered jambs and three moulded orders in two centred head. C19 gabled porch. Early C15 north aisle. Three, two cinquefoil light windows in square heads under segmental headed arches. One similar window in east wall. C14 north doorway, chamfered jambs and two centred arch with moulded label and returned stops. Early C15 chancel, shortened C16 and east wall rebuilt. Rubblestone. North wall has one cinquefoil light window (restored) in four centred head with transome forming low side. Original oak shutter. C16 east wall of coursed Barnack stone with C19 three light window in two centred head. South wall: one similar window with low side and shutter and one C15 two cinquefoil light window with quatrefoil spandrel in four centred heal, C15 doorway, Chamfered jambs and four centred head with moulded label. Interior: C12 chancel arch. semi-circular headed and of two orders on west face. Soffit of arch has two broad rolls carried on two half round shafts with moulded bases, chamfered and grooved abaci and capitals carved with basket ornament. The inner capital is carved away for screen. Outer order has a free shaft with moulded base and cushion capital. C15 screen of five bays, including doorway. Some of the closed lower panels have been restored. C12 west doorway. Of three orders, two outer roll moulded and round, inner plain with a lintel and sealed tympanum. Diaper ornament to chamfered label. Jambs with two free shafts with moulded bases, chamfered and grooved abaci and cushion or scalloped capitals with concentric ring ornament. Early C13 north arcade of three bays. Two centred arches of one hollow chamfered order springing from three moulded corbels at each end. Two octagonal columns with moulded bases, square plinths and moulded capitals with stiff leaf foliage and square abaci. C19 roof. Late C12 font. Stone. Originally square, now with angle cut off. Round stem with necking and base. Fine C14 lectern. Seventeen C15-C16 pews with square ends. RCHM Huntingdonshire p 43). (N Pevsner p 225).

Listing NGR: TL2871783774


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Books and journals
Inventory of Huntingdonshire, (1926), 43
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Cambridgeshire, (1970), 225


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: 25 Feb 2001
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