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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: 1330773



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

County: Cambridgeshire

District: Huntingdonshire

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Hemingford Grey

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 30-May-1958

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 53966

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HEMINGFORD GREY CHURCH STREET 1. 5140 (north side) Church of St James TL 29 70 16/2 30.5.58 I 2. Parish Church, C12 with original central tower and north aisle demolished in C13 for chancel and south aisle, rebuilt in C14. C14 tower and spire. Complete restoration 1859, south porch and north aisle rebuilt, vestry added. Stone rubble with Barnack stone dressings, roofs of slates and lead. Tower of three-storeys and four stages with moulded plinth band, embattled parapet and clasping buttresses at first stage changing to diagonal buttresses capped with C18 ball finials. Similar finials cap base of original octagonal spire blown down in 1741 hurricane. Clerestory has a four window range of early C16 two-light windows in four centred arches, and C18 painted wooden sundial with carved Roman numerals, The windows of the south aisle were restored in C19. There are two mass dials on two faces of both buttresses and a wall memorial to Thomas Newman (d 1715) Church Warden. Interior: Nave arcades of three bays show three building periods from C12 to C14. North-east C12 circular pier is of two dates, east half of capital is moulded and west half scalloped. Early C16 nave roof of four bays has low pitched roof trusses with king posts. South Aisle roof early C16 of six bays. Early C14 double piscina. Chancel arch is modern, tower arch 2 centred of 2 moulded orders. C17 deal chest. C17 oak communion table. Font from Denton, Cambs installed in 1977. (RCHM Huntingdonshire p 133).

Listing NGR: TL2923970868

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Inventory of Huntingdonshire, (1926), 133

National Grid Reference: TL 29239 70868


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