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IoE Number: 52667
Location: CHURCH OF ST NICHOLAS, CHURCH LANE (north side)
  ARRINGTON, SOUTH CAMBRIDGESHIRE, CAMBRIDGESHIRE
Photographer: Mr Brian Jenkins LRPS
Date Photographed: 01 May 2000
Date listed: 22 November 1967
Date of last amendment: 22 November 1967
Grade I

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ARRINGTONCHURCH LANETL 3250 (North side)15/3Church of

ARRINGTON CHURCH LANE TL 3250 (North side) 15/3 Church of 22.11.67 St Nicholas I Parish church. C13 chancel and nave, and slightly later C13 west tower. Nave aisles removed later medieval period; C16-C17 bell stage to tower and repaired blocking of nave arcade. Restored 1894 and c.1985. Coursed clunch, fieldstone and clunch and some limestone dressings. Plan of west tower, nave and chancel, south porch and north vestry. West tower of three stages with timber spire, leaded embattled parapet. Ground and first stages C13, with two stage angle buttressing. West window of two lights restored in two centred arch with Y-tracery. Bell stage restored C18. Red brick with clunch quoins and two light openings in segmental arches of brick. On the east wall and returned to north wall is the gable of the original medieval nave roof. South wall has the nave arcade of three bays. Two centred arches of a single chamfered order visible on the interior, on octagonal columns with moulded capitals. The columns have been much altered and the bays have been blocked with C16-C17 red brick. One c.1400 window, reset, of two trefoil light with reticulated tracery to one bay. The chancel wall is now continuous with the outer wall of the nave. Coursed clunch with some limestone to footings. Two c.13 windows of two lights with Y-tracery to the north and south walls. The east wall has a window of three lights in two centred arch with intersecting tracery. Single stage c.13 buttressing to east end of chancel. Interior: the tie beams of the roof are later replacements. The c.13 tower arch is two centred and has two chamfered orders. C13 double piscina in south wall of chancel. Moulded round arch rising from responds consisting of attached shafts with moulded caps and bases. The arch is intersected by two uniform half arches springing from a central shaft, now removed. Two octofoil drains. The whole is within a moulded frame. Font, c.13. Limestone. Tapering bowl with roll moulded lower edge, round stem and plinths with chamfered upper edge. RCHM: West Cambs mon (1) Pevsner: Buildings of England p293

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