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CHAPEL OF EASE

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.

Name: CHAPEL OF EASE

List entry Number: 1331986

Location

CHAPEL OF EASE, HIGH ROAD

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

County: Cambridgeshire

District: Fenland

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Wisbech St. Mary

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 23-Jun-1952

Date of most recent amendment: 31-Oct-1983

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 48177

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History

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Details

TF 40 SW WISBECH ST. MARY HIGH ROAD 14/84 Guyhirne

23.6.52 Chapel of Ease (formerly listed as Old Church)

II*

Formerly the parish church, dated 1660 on lintel over doorway, replacing a mediaeval church in the village. Limestone ashlar with some reused stone, possibly mediaeval in buttress and plinth at west end. Brick to west and north wall. Pantiled roof with open timber bell-cote at west gable end above one window of four plain round-headed lights. Rectangular plan. Two similar windows in south wall and another to east and north walls. Doorways in segmental arch to west end of south wall. Interior has original C17 stall pews and hat pegs. Part of the pulpit is intact. Octagonal with sunken panels in two tiers, on modern base. The ceiling is plastered. The chapel is an important example of ecclesiastical building during the Commonwealth. It is associated with the late C17 and C18 Anabaptist sect, the Culimites, whose leader David Culy is believed to have preached there. VCH (Cambs) Vol.IV, p.236. - Pevsner (Buildings of England), p.399.

Listing NGR: TF4031204018

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Cambridgeshire, (1970), 399
Salzman, L F , The Victoria History of the County of Cambridgeshire and the Isle of Ely, (1953)

National Grid Reference: TF4031204018

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