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Church of St Botolph, Hadstock

Description: Church of St Botolph

Grade: I
Date Listed: 21 February 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 121984

OS Grid Reference: TL5588144744
OS Grid Coordinates: 555881, 244744
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0791, 0.2733

Location: Church Path, Cambridge CB21 4PH

Locality: Hadstock
Local Authority: Uttlesford District Council
County: Essex
Country: England
Postcode: CB21 4PH

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Listing Text

(south side)
Church of St Botolph
TL 5544 27/366 21.2.67


The walls of the present nave and north transept are basically of late Anglo
Saxon date and there is evidence to suggest that this was the minster church
built by Canute after the battle of Assandun in 1016. It was built on the
remains of an earlier Anglo Saxon church, possibly belonging to the monastery
founded by Abbot Botolph in the year 654. The nave has 4 original C11 double-
splayed windows intact (originally there were 6). The north door and its
stone surround with "honeysuckle" carved ornamentation on the arch and imposts
is of the early C11 but was rebuilt in its present position later in the C11.
The west door is also probably of similar date. The south doorway was inserted
in circa 1200 (now blocked). The south transept was rebuilt in the late C14
and in the C15 the west tower and north porch were added. The chancel was
rebuilt in 1884 by William Butterfield. The fittings include a font with a
C14 bowl on a stem and base which is probably of Saxon origin. The font cover
is C17-C18. There is a rare C14 or C15 oak lectern with cable moulding. The
screen with carving of fox and geese on one panel is C15. There are some C15-C16
oak benches (restored in the C19). Graded for its architectural and historical
value. (RCHM 2 and "The Archaeological Investigation of Hadstock Church, Essex"
The Antiquaries Journal 1976 Vol LVI part I).

Listing NGR: TL5588144744

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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