Sunday, 1 July 2018

Gorefield, Cambridgeshire

St Paul, locked, no keyholder, is a not unpleasing Victorian build but run of the mill and eminently forgettable.

Both Pevsner and Mee missed it so here is Historic England's listing:

Parish church built in 1870 in early English style. Flint with stone dressings to buttresses and window and door openings. Slate roofs parapetted with gabled bell-cote to east end of nave. West wall has a quatrefoil above a window of two pointed lights with foiled head flanked by two lancets. South wall in four bays divided by two stage buttressing. Each bay has one window of two pointed lights with quatrefoil except for centre bay which has a circle. South porch gabled and with two-centred outer archway hollow and roll moulded, having attached shafts to responds with moulded capitals and bases. Chancel. East wall has a quatrefoil above a window of three trefoil lights in a two-centred arch. Interior. Pulpit of stone, octagonal on stem with subsidiary shafts and having a gabled niche containing sculpture of Christ in act of benediction. Chancel arch, two-centred and of two chamfered orders with the inner carried on corbels. Similar arch to vestry and an organ chamber, off the chancel. Original tiled floor and stencilled wall decoration to east end of chancel, including painted boarded roof. VCH (Cambs), Vol.IV, p.195.

St Paul (2)

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