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South Cambridgeshire (District Authority)
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TL 38376 55533


TL 35 NE COMBERTON CHURCH LANE (North Side) 3/31 Church of St Mary 31. 8.62 GV I

Parish Church. Part of chancel late C13, nave early C14 and C15 or early C16, and west tower C14. Restored C19, particularly the chancel. Pebblestone and limestone dressings with some clunch to openings, arid west tower of dressed clunch. West tower, nave, north and south aisles and chancel. C14 west tower of three stages, embattled, with setback buttressing. Restored C14 fenestration with dagger cusping to two-light bell chamber openings. Nave C14 and late C15 or early C16. Pebblestone, restored, with clunch interior stonework. Embattled parapet and restored clerestorey of Ketton stone. Five windows, each of three cinquefoil lights in four-centred arches. South aisle, C14 in origin, restored C19. Fenestration originally of clunch, now Ketton stone. Four windows each of two cinquefoil lights with vertical tracery. Chancel also pebblestone. C19, but with two C13 lancet windows, restored, in North Wall. South wall has two C14 windows with dagger cusping, one with low-side opening, now with reset medieval glass. Inside: C14 tower arch of clunch. Two-centred arch of two continuous orders, the outer hollow and roll moulded and the inner ogee moulded. South arcade, early 014, in five bays. Two centred arches of two chamfered orders on octagonal columns with moulded capitals and bases. The north aisle and arcade was either rebuilt or added later C15 or early C16. Also in five bays with four centred arches, hollow moulded, the inner order ogee moulded on attached shafts to the responds of the diagonally set piers. Late medieval nave roof of five bays with moulded and braced tiebeams. The north aisle has a late C15 or early C16 roof also in five bays with moulded main beams, some with leaf ornament and a cornice originally with angel enrichment, but now mutilated. Chancel arch is late C13 or early C14 and similar to the south arcade. There is a rood loft staircase opening to the north side. The chancel has been much restored in the C19, but the wide splays of the late C13 windows on the north side are still intact. The font is C13. Octagonal tapering limestone bowl on octagonal stem with C17 octagonal canopy of oak with acorn finial and urn finials to the edge. A number of pews are C16 with carved ends and finials and the chancel screen is C15-C16 with much original woodwork both to the closed panels and in the vertical tracery. R.C.H.M. West Cambs., mon.(1) Plates 17.18.& 68 Pevsner: Buildings of England, p323

Listing NGR: TL3837655533


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Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Cambridgeshire, (1970), 323
An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in Cambridgeshire West, (1968)


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: 22 Aug 1999
Reference: IOE01/01189/02
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