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St Remigius, Water Newton, Huntingdonshire

(52°33′44″N, 0°21′55″W)
Water Newton
TL 109 973
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Huntingdonshire
now Cambridgeshire
  • Ron Baxter

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Feature Sets

St Remigius stands on the south bank of the River Nene. It consists of a chancel, a nave with N and S aisles and a south porch, and a west tower with a broach spire. The walls are of rubble with stone dressings. The chancel and nave were rebuilt, and presumably the aisles added, during the 13thc. The west tower was added early in the 14thc. In 1887, the north aisle and its arcade were rebuilt, and the whole church restored. The tower was restored in 1892. Nothing of the 12thc. fabric remains, but three of the bell-openings of the tower contain 12thc. material reused, according to Pevsner, from Castor.


The manor of 5 hides was held by the Abbot of Thorney in 1086. A priest and a church are mentioned at that date.

Benefice of Elton (All Saints) with Stibbington and Water Newton.


Exterior Features



Stepped chevron, though not of this precise profile, is found in the W transept of Ely Cathedral and St Mary Magdalene, Cambridge.

Victoria County History: Huntingdonshire. III (1936)
N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England. Bedfordshire and the County of Huntingdon and Peterborough, Harmondsworth 1968, 364.
RCHM(E), An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in Huntingdonshire. London 1926, 285-88.