Church of St John the Evangelist Little Ouse Littleport, Ely, Cambs

Church of St John the Evangelist
Little Ouse
Littleport, Ely, Cambs
Parish ID: 
18
Grade: 
BLI

Parish church, now two houses. Built in 1869 at cost of Canon E B Sparke, Rector of Feltwell.

Flint walls with limestone dressings. Slate roofs with crested ridge tiles and nave and chancel gable end parapets with end crosses. Plan of aisleless nave with chancel, north west tower porch and north vestry. In early English revival style.

North west porch tower of three stages with slated pyramidal roof with dragon weather vane and stone modillion eaves cornice. Two stage angle buttressing with offsets. Two centred arch to doorway of two chamfered orders with broach stops. The inner arch has a single chamfer with broach stops. At first stage there is a single light window and above a clock face with Roman numerals to the dial. The bell stage has a string below and an opening to each side wall in a single two centred arch of two chamfered orders. The gable end of the west wall has a stone louvre. Below there is a trefoil above the west window of two, two centred ights in two centred arch with single chamfered order and quatrefoil in the head.

The south wall is in five bays divided by two stage buttressing, each bay with paired lancets. The chancel has two lancets in the south wall. The east window is of three graduated lancets with a quatrefoil in the gable above. Similar fenestration of paired lancets to the north wall. The vestry adjoins on the northside of the chancel. Gabled roof and lancets windows.

Interior: The walls internally are of red brick, plastered. The nave roof is in eight bays and of pine with herringbone boarding and ashlar pieces. Each truss has an arch braced collar rafter with king post braced to the principal rafters. The principal rafters are carried on jack posts on stone bull nose corbels. The chancel arch is two centred and of two chamfered orders, the inner on moulded and painted corbels. The lancets in the East wall are divided by ring shafted columns which carry the continuous label. The roof is in two bays and similar to that of the nave but the corbels are moulded.

The font is limestone and C13 in style. Square bowl with chamfered corners with moulded upper edge and dogtooth moulding to lower edge. On central column with four subsidiary columns with moulded capitals and hold water bases. The tower has a spiral staircase and the timber framing of the bell stage.

Keys: 
House, church
Period: 
L 19. L 20
List Date: 
19/08/88
Date: 
1869
List Num: 
NONE
Dist Num: 
5138
Side: 
NONE
Wall material: 
Flint, red brick. Limestone
Roof material: 
Slate
Refs: 
Parish church, now two houses. Built in1869 at cost of Canon E B Sparke, Rector of Feltwell. Flint wallswith limestone dressings. Slate roofs with crested ridge tiles andnave and chancel gable end parapets with end crosses. Plan ofaisleless nave with chancel, north west tower porch and north vestry.In early English revival style. North west porch tower of threestages with slated pyramidal roof with dragon weathervane and stonemodillion eaves cornice. Two stage angle buttressing with offsets.Two centred arch to doorway of two chamfered orders with broachstops. The inner arch has a single chamfer with broach stops. Atfirst stage there is a single light window and above a clock facewith Roman numerals to the dial. The bell stage has a string belowand an opening to each side wall in a single two centred arch of twochamfered orders. The gable end of the west wall has a stone louvre.Below there is a trefoil above the west window of two, two centredlights in two centred arch with single chamfered order and quatrefoilin the head. The south wall is in five bays divided by two stagebuttressing, each bay with paired lancets. The chancel has twolancets in the south wall. The east window is of three graduatedlancets with a quatrefoil in the gable above. Similar fenestrationof paired lancets to the north wall. The vestry adjoins on the northside of the chancel. Gabled roof and lancets windows. Interior:The walls internally are of red brick, plastered. The nave roof isin eight bays and of pine with herringbone boarding and ashlarpieces. Each truss has an arch braced collar rafter with king postbraced to the principal rafters. The principal rafters are carriedon jack posts on stone bull nose corbels. The chancel arch is twocentred and of two chamfered orders, the inner on moulded and paintedcorbels. The lancets in the East wall are divided by ring shaftedcolumns which carry the continuous label. The roof is in two baysand similar to that of the nave but the corbels are moulded. Thefont is limestone and C13 in style. Square bowl with chamferedcorners with moulded upper edge and dogtooth moulding to lower edge.On central column with four subsidiary columns with moulded capitalsand hold water bases. The tower has a spiral staircase and thetimber framing of the bell stage.
S Status: 
NONE
Other information: 
NONE
Entry Rec: 
26/09/86
Grid Ref: 
TL 62118912
Easting: 
5621100
Northing: 
2891200
Latitude: 
52.475529379981
Longitude: 
0.38715945015363