TL4458 : Church of St Mary the Great

taken 5 months ago, near to Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, Great Britain

Church of St Mary the Great
Church of St Mary the Great
Church of St Mary the Great
St Mary the Great is a Church of England church at the north end of King's Parade in Cambridge. It is a Grade I listed building. LinkExternal link
In addition to being a parish church in the Diocese of Ely, it is the University Church for the University of Cambridge. As such it has a minor role in the University's legislation: for example, University Officers must live within 20 miles of Great St Mary's, and undergraduates within three. The church also hosts University Sermons, and houses the University Organ and the University Clock.
The first mention of the church is a record of King John presenting Thomas de Chimeleye to the rectory in 1205. The first church on the site of the current one was built in 1205, but this was mostly destroyed by fire in 1290 and then rebuilt.
The present building was constructed between 1478 and 1519, with the tower finished later, in 1608. The cost of construction was covered largely by Richard III and Henry VII.
The church was restored by James Essex in 1766. In 185051 a restoration was carried out by George Gilbert Scott, followed by further work by Anthony Salvin in 1857. The south porch was rebuilt in 1888.
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Grade I & A listed buildings and structures
Grade I listed buildings and structures are of exceptional importance and even internationally important. There are over 6000 in the country. Only 2.5% of listed buildings are Grade I listed.
In Scotland the classification is A
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Date Taken
Sunday, 11 June, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 13 November, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Religious sites 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 4484 5844 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:12.3095N 0:7.0895E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 4483 5846
View Direction
South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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