TL4948 : Porch of St John the Baptist's Church

taken 5 years ago, near to Pampisford, Cambridgeshire, Great Britain

Porch of St John the Baptist's Church
Porch of St John the Baptist's Church
The south porch probably dates from the restoration of 1856 by Philip Hardwick, but shelters the remarkable Norman south doorway. In the background the 14th-century tower with its later battlements and Hertfordshire-style spike.

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Church of St John the Baptist, Pampisford

The 650-year-old tower has a tiny spire, and the 15th-century chancel arch opens into a massive arcade in the Transitional style from Norman to Early English.
In 1742 the monuments inside the church were recorded and included: "on the south wall within the rails is a Mural Monument of white marble, with this inscription on a square of black marble in gold letters, which are now scarce[ly] visible: Here lyeth the Bodye of John Killingworth Esquier whoe was twyse married: his former [1st] wife was Beatrix, daughter of Robert Alington of Horseheath, by whome he had two sons and four daughters. The latter [2nd wife] was Elizabeth, daughter of William Cheyney, Esquier, by whom he had three sons and four daughters. He dyed the 23rd of Maye Anno 1617. Aetatis suae 70."
In the churchyard are two more chest tombs, one of which is made of free-stone with a black marble top for Dr Robert Gell who died in 1665 aged 70.
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TL4948, 127 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 7 February, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 8 February, 2018
Geographical Context
Village, Rural settlement  Religious sites 
Primary Subject of Photo
Church 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 4977 4824 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:6.7324N 0:11.1451E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 4977 4823
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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Hertfordshire Spike 

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