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Benchmark - St Mary - Fen Drayton, Cambridgeshire
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB
N 52° 17.694 W 000° 02.231
30U E 702037 N 5797973
Quick Description: Cut benchmark on the north east corner of the north porch of St Mary's church, Fen Drayton.
Location: Eastern England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 5/19/2019 2:52:55 AM
Waymark Code: WM10K0W
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree
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Long Description:

Cut benchmark on the north east corner of the north porch of St Mary's church, Fen Drayton.

Square Easting Northing Mark type Description Height Order Datum Verified year Metres above ground
TL 3395 6812 CUT MARK CH E ANG JUT E FACE 9.126 3 'N' 1956 0.400

"Parish church. Late C13 West wall of nave and lower courses of chancel and possibly the lower stage of the tower. Tower rebuilt c.1330; chancel, nave and south aisle C15. Roofs replaced in restoration of 1855. Barnack limestone, limestone and pebble rubble. Slate roofs. South elevation. Tower of three stages with diagonal buttresses, plain parapet with centrally placed gargoyles; broached octagonal spire with small trefoiled-lights on cardinal faces. Single trefoiled-light below belfry window of two-lights with foiled Y-tracery. Clerestory with plain parapet and gable has four, two-cinquefoil light windows in square heads. South doorway with two-centred moulded arch. C20 South porch. Chancel with two, three-cinquefoil-light windows each with panelled tracery in four-centred arches. 'Low-side' window partly blocked. South doorway has two-centred arch with chamfered orders. Two early C13 buttresses to west wall with markings of original aisle. Interior: South nave arcade of four bays with two-centred arches of two chamfered orders, octagonal piers with moulded caps and bases, similar chancel arch. Deeply splayed loop window in north wall of chancel. Tower doorway, two-centred arch with label. Sedilia and piscina in chancel, piscnae in north wall of nave and south aisle. Font, plain octagonal bowl set on modern columns. Glass, C15 fragments in several windows; memorial glass in chancel 1896, and 1901 by E.R. Soffling, London N.W. Brass on north wall of chancel, black marble slab with man and woman kneeling on each side of cross with inscriptions. C18 boxed pews used as choir stalls."

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Type of Trigpoint: Cut Bench Mark

Condition: Slightly Damaged

Number on Flush Bracket: N/A

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