TL4558 : St G.A.P. 1817

taken 4 months ago, near to Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, Great Britain

St G.A.P. 1817
St G.A.P. 1817
A stone marking a parish boundary in the wall of Christ's College, facing Milton's Walk along Christ's Pieces. The abbreviation stands for Great St Andrew's Parish, whose parish church stands opposite the main gate of Christ's.

Such markers were (and in places still are) visited in the annual Rogation walks at the beginning of summer, where prayers were offered for the coming harvest and parishioners familiarised with the exact location of the parish boundaries in the days before modern digital mapping.

Civil parishes no longer exist within the City of Cambridge (as in most urban areas in England) but their boundaries may still apply to ecclesiastical (quoad sacra) parishes.
Christ's Pieces

Christ's Pieces is a Victorian park in Cambridge, with flower beds and ornamental trees. The area acts as an important publicly accessible open grassed area for the city centre. It is located to the east of Christ's College and to the north of Emmanuel College. To the north is King Street, to the east is Emmanuel Road, to the south is Drummer Street, and to the west is Milton's Walk.
The park is used by pedestrians walking between the centre of the city and the Grafton Centre (a shopping centre). In good weather, it is often used as a place for lunch outside as well. There are tennis courts at the northwest corner of Christ's Pieces and a bowling green in the southeast corner. The main central Cambridge bus station is north off Drummer Street on the southern edge of Christ's Pieces near the southwest corner.
There is a Christ's Pieces Residents Association (CPRA) for local residents and others interested in maintaining the character of the surrounding area.
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Christ's College

Christ's College is a constituent college of the University of Cambridge. The student body divides into roughly 430 undergraduates and 170 postgraduates. The college was founded by Lady Margaret Beaufort in 1505, and was the twelfth of the current colleges to be founded in its current form, though it had been previously founded as God's House in 1437.
The main part of the college is Grade I listed.
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Church of St Andrew the Great

A Victorian Church LinkExternal link
Grade II listed. LinkExternal link

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Date Taken
Tuesday, 23 June, 2020   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 23 June, 2020
Geographical Context
Boundary, Barrier  Park and Public Gardens  City, Town centre 
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OSGB36: geotagged! TL 4520 5852 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:12.3470N 0:7.4074E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TL 4520 5852
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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