TL4458 : Market Square and Church of St Mary the Great

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

Market Square and Church of St Mary the Great
Market Square and Church of St Mary the Great
Market Square & Market, Cambridge
Market Square is in central Cambridge. Operating as a marketplace since Saxon times, a daily outdoor market with stalls continues to run there.
The market square commands a central location in Cambridge. It is connected via the following streets (clockwise from the north):
Rose Crescent (pedestrianised), north towards Trinity Street
Market Street. east towards Sidney Street
Petty Cury (pedestrianised), east towards the junction of Sidney Street and St Andrew's Street
Guildhall Street, south towards Guildhall Place and Wheeler Street
Peas Hill (partially pedestrianised), south towards Wheeler Street and Bene't Street
St Mary's Passage (pedestrianised), west towards King's Parade
St Mary's Street, west also towards King's Parade.
Church of St Mary the Great, Cambridge
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.
Website: LinkExternal link
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
Wednesday, 29 August, 2018   (more nearby)
Thursday, 10 January, 2019
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Religious sites  Business, Retail, Services  City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 4485 5845 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:12.3148N 0:7.0985E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 4493 5843
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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