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Description: Chapel and Attached School
Date Listed: 23 August 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 192822
OS Grid Reference: TF0300569413
OS Grid Coordinates: 503005, 369413
Latitude/Longitude: 53.2118, -0.4590
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HEIGHINGTON POTTERHANWORTH ROAD
TF 0270-0370 (west side)
10/50 - 11/50 Chapel and attached
school (formerly listed
23.8.67 as Parish Church - no
Former parish church, now chapel of ease and attached school rooms. C12,
1619 restored and extended 1865 by Michael Drury. medieval west tower
with single cell nave and chancel, plus attached school rooms to the
north. Coursed limestone rubble with ashlar dressings and slate roofs
with coped gables and moulded kneelers. Quoins, chamfered plinth and
eaves band. Square west lower with corner buttresses, has blank lower 2
stages with above a pair of pointed bell openings within a single
chamfered arch to each face. Topped by a parapet pierced with
quatrefoils, and with a single ornate corner pinnacle, plus a pyramidal
slate roof with iron weathervane. Nave, south front, has to the left a
slightly projecting gabled porch, with deeply moulded pointed arch and
double plank doors with ornte iron hinges. To the right 3, 3-light
geometrical tracery windows in moulded and chamfered pointed arches with
hood moulds. The east gable wall has a single, large 4-light geometrical
tracery window also in a moulded and chamfered pointed arch with
hoodmould. To the right the school with a projecting gabled porch, with
a large plank door in chamfered ashlar surround to the south, and a pair
of windows in the east gable wall. To the right a 2-light geometrical
tracery window in a chamfered pointed arch and beyond 2 lancets all with
hoodmoulds. Interior has a late Normal tower arch with water leaf
capitals, plus C19 pews, pulpit altar rail and oil lamps. This parish
church fell into decay and was restored in 1619 at the expense of Thomas
Garrett one of the Fen Drainage Adventurers, unfortunately none of this
work survived the subsequent C19 restoration programme.
Listing NGR: TF0300569413
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Source: English Heritage
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