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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: 1331773



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

County: Cambridgeshire

District: East Cambridgeshire

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Snailwell

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

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: 49073

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5/160 Parish Church 19.8.59 of St Peter


Parish Church. Nave wall possibly C11 with traces of original roof line in west wall. Early C13 chancel and south aisle, late C13 arcades to nave and north aisle. Late C15 clerestorey and hammer-beam roof. South aisle wall, south porch, north vestry and chancel and chancel arch rebuilt during 1878 restoration and east window inserted. Flint with Barnack limestone dressings and C19 Ketton limestone. Slate roofs. Flint tower of three stages with plain coped parapet and weathervane mounted on roof. Small loop windows, three, paired-light belfry windows with round heads and shafted mullions with cushion capitals. Nave and aisle walls with coped parapets. Clerestorey with three two-light, cinquefoiled windows in four-centred arches. Buttressed aisle wall with two restored lancet windows; South porch with corner buttresses and rebuilt C13 outer arch has C15 glass re-set in side windows. Chancel has one C19 two-light transomed window, and one lancet window. Interior. Nave of three bays with arcade of octagonal piers with moulded capitals and bases with wide two-centred arches of two chamfered orders inserted into the C11 nave wall, replacing earlier arcades. A roundel with carved cross in spandrel above south arcade. Six bayed hammer-beam nave roof with richly carved and moulded cornice, moulded principals and purlins and carved figures of bishops and priests to soffits of hammer beams. Tower doorway C15. Chancel arch and screen C19. Recesses to alter C19, flanked by two niches each with cinquefoiled arched heads. C19 double piscena with foiled drains and trefoil in two-centred arch. Easter sepulchre in north wall C14 with quatrefoil panelled table tomb and ogee crocketed canopy. C15 restored parclose screen to memorial chapel in north aisle. Chancel screen C13, font octagonal bowl standing on single octagonal shaft with moulded cap and base. C19 stained glass in all windows. Monuments include one indented marble slab with cross and figure; three black marble tablets to George Warner, 1735; Joseph Sparrow, 1721; and Thomas Luck 1752. Wall memorial in south aisle to Isaac Thornton 1669, black marble plaque with flanking pilasters and broken pediment, and black marble floor tablet at foot. One of two in Cambridgeshire with a round Norman tower.

Pevsner. Buildings in England, p.456 Cole Manuscripts. (microfilm), C.R.O.

Listing NGR: TL6421467573

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Cambridgeshire, (1970), 456

National Grid Reference: TL 64214 67573


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