St Nicholas, Kennett, Cambridgeshire

Feature Sets (2)

Description

Nave with N aisle, aisleless 13thc. chancel with an added N vestry and Perpendicular W tower, all in flint and pebble rubble. The N nave arcade looks 14thc., but the aisle wall itself is c.1200 (windows), so the present arcade must replace an earlier aisled arrangement. The late-12thc. N doorway is protected by a porch.

History

The manor (3½ hides) was held by William de Warenne, and Nicol under him in 1086.

Features

Exterior Features

Doorways

N Nave doorway

Round-headed, two orders. First order, plain and continuous with a slight chamfer. Second order, en-delit nook shafts with plain roll shaft-rings with neckings above and below. Double-roll bases. Flat leaf (rather than waterleaf) capitals with fat roll neckings and hollow chamfered imposts, the upper edge of the face chamfered off in a roll.

Dimensions
h. of opening 2.38 m
w. of opening 1.00 m

Comments/Opinions

Bibliography

  • N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England. Cambridgeshire, Harmondsworth 1954 (2nd ed. 1970), 416-17.

Location

Site Location
Kennett
National Grid Reference
TL 699 684 
Boundaries
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales): Cambridgeshire
now: Cambridgeshire
Diocese
medieval: not confirmed
now: Ely
Dedication
now: St Nicholas
medieval: not confirmed
Type of building/monument
Parish church  
Report authors
Ron Baxter