Church of St. Andrew and St Mary, Grantchester :: Shared Description

The pretty church of St. Andrew and St Mary is famous in literature as the source of the Rupert Brooke’s time for tea. It is a building of clunch and rubble, with stone quoins and buttresses, in the Decorated and Perpendicular styles, and consists of chancel, nave of four bays, south aisle, north porch and an embattled western tower containing a clock and 3 bells.
Parts of the chancel date from the 12th century and the chancel is a small but perfect example of the Decorated style, and has a curious single niche on either side : in the north wall is a low ogee-headed recess, and on the south side a cinquefoiled piscine.
The nave and tower are 15th century. The nave is Perpendicular and retains a recess, and at the east end of the aisle is an altar-tomb, with the matrices of brass effigies of a man, his wife, children and shields of arms, dating to about 1470. The font is believed to be Norman, and the 17th century pulpit probably came from the chapel of Corpus Christi College. The register dates from the year 1539.
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by N Chadwick
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TL4355 : Church of St Mary and St Andrew by N Chadwick
TL4355 : Church of St Mary and St Andrew by N Chadwick
TL4355 : Church of St Mary and St Andrew by N Chadwick
TL4355 : Church of St Mary & St Andrew by N Chadwick
TL4355 : Church of St Mary and St Andrew by N Chadwick
TL4355 : Church of St Mary & St Andrew by N Chadwick
TL4355 : Church of St Mary & St Andrew by N Chadwick
TL4355 : Church of St Mary and St Andrew by N Chadwick
TL4355 : Church of St Mary and St Andrew by N Chadwick


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Created: Tue, 25 Nov 2014, Updated: Thu, 23 Jun 2016

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