Thursday, 22 February 2018

Coldham, Cambridgeshire

St Etheldreda, redundant, has been abandoned having been converted to residential occupancy and then marketed in 2007 with the following details: St Etheldreda's Church at Coldham, near Wisbech in Cambridgeshire, dates from the 19th century and is Grade II-listed. It comes with font, pulpit, stained-glass windows and stone pews in the porch, but also contains four bedrooms. Abbotts (01328 738111) is asking £399,950. It didn't sell - I assume subsidence was an issue.

ST ETHELDREDA. 1875. Rock-faced, with W bell-cote. The style chosen is E.E.

British Listed Buildings is more informative:

Church, built 1876 in early English style. Coursed rubblestone with tiled roof. West wall with repaired bell-cote above west window of two trefoil lights with foiled head in two-centred arch. nave of three bays, one with a two light window with a foiled head in a two-centred arch and one with three trefoil lights with a foiled head in a two-centred arch. South porch, gabled, with two-centred outer arch, moulded and with attached shafts. Chancel, tiled. Two windows of one trefoil light in two-centred head and an east window of three trefoil lights with a foiled head. North vestry with a stone stack. Interior. Chancel arch of two moulded orders. Outer roll moulded on attached shafts with foliate capitals and moulded bases, inner chamfered on three grouped, attached colonettes with half octagonal capitals and carried on corbels. In south wall of chancel, piscina and double sedilia. Cinquefoil cusping to two-centred arches to each. Retable of stone. Two-centred arches to five bays divided by shafts of marble.

VCH (Cambs) Vol.IV, p.185.

St Etheldreda (2)

Another church Mee missed.

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