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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: 1318002



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

County: Cambridgeshire

District: East Cambridgeshire

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Dullingham

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 19-Aug-1959

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 49159

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6/81 Parish Church 19.8.59 of St Mary


Parish church. C13 chancel, C14 tower with late C15 buttresses, mid C15 nave, south aisle and Lady Chapel, later C15 north aisle, porch and clerestorey. Lady Chapel, roof restored in 1713 (dated tie beam), used as a school and is now a vestry. The chancel north wall two-light traceried window, low-side window and priest's door were blocked in C18 when the Church was used as a memorial chapel to the Jeaffreson family; the south porch was also demolished and doorway blocked. Church restored in 1728, 1884-90, roof in 1899, tower 1928, 1939 and recently in 1977. Walls of flint and rubblestone originally plastered, windows and doorways of clunch, some restored in Ketton limestone, limestone plinth bands, buttresses, quoins and copings to parapets. Flint flush work in north aisle. Roofs of lead and plain tiles. North elevation. Tower of three stages with embattled parapet, angle buttresses of four stages with east corner buttresses blocking aisle windows. Clerestorey has four, two-cinquefoil-light windows in four-centred arches. Gabled porch with two-centred moulded arches to entrance and north door with defaced head stops, open traceried windows in side walls. Chancel openings sealed, aisle windows of three-cinquefoil-lights in four-centred arches. Interior. Nave of four bays with arcades of moulded two-centred arches, and piers quatrefoil in plan with hollow mouldings and moulded capitals. Similar arches to Lady Chapel and chancel. Double piscina with foiled drains in chancel, two C15 piscinae in each aisle and stoop by north door. Chancel roof plastered; south aisle and Lady Chapel roof with hollow chamfered and moulded principal rafters supported on carved stone corbels with jack legs and arch braces. Nave roof of four bays has foiled spandrels in arched braces to tie beams with squat braced king posts, moulded cornice and stop-chamfered principal rafters. North aisle pent roof with similar details, Font C15, painted in C17 with shield of James I, clunch with foiled panels, panelled pedestal and moulded plinth. Monuments to Jeaffreson family (see Pevsner, p.332) of note, two by Westmacott. Four hatchments in tower. Two brass indents in chapel. Memorial stained glass in east window dated 1889 by Heaton, Butler and Barne, London. Pink marble steps to altar, green marble pulpit, 1903. VCH, Vol. VI, p.167. Pevsner, Buildings of England, p. 332. Gunnis, Dict. of British Sculptures, pp.350, 422. Evelyn-Whyte, County Churches, Cambs, 1911. Wm. Cole, MS, CRO. RCHM (Cambs notes), 1953.

Listing NGR: TL6315657697

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Gunnis, R, Dictionary of British Sculptors 1660-1851, (1953), 350
Gunnis, R, Dictionary of British Sculptors 1660-1851, (1953), 422
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Cambridgeshire, (1970), 332
Salzman, L F, The Victoria History of the County of Cambridgeshire and the Isle of Ely, (1978), 167
Whyte, E, County Churches, (1911)

National Grid Reference: TL 63156 57697


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