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St Botolph, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

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Feature Sets (2)

Description

The church is substantially of the 14thc. and consists of a nave with aisles of c.1400 to which a S porch and S chapel were added in the mid-15thc.; an aisleless chancel rebuilt by Bodley in 1872; and a W tower with boldly projecting angle buttresses dating from c.1400. Construction is of pebble and stone rubble with ashlar dressings. The only 12thc. carvings are chevron voussoirs reset in the N and S walls of the tower.

Features

Exterior Features

Exterior Decoration

Miscellaneous

Chevron voussoir

On the S wall of the tower, E of (v) and alongside the SE angle buttress, a chevron voussoir similar to (i).

Chevron voussoir

On the S wall of the tower, just to the E of the rectangular second storey window, a chevron voussoir similar to (i).

Chevron voussoir

On the S wall of the tower, E of (iii) and W of the rectangular second storey window, a chevron voussoir similar to (i).

Chevron voussoir

On the S wall of the tower, W of the rectangular second storey window, and partly obscured by a drainpipe, a chevron voussoir similar to (i).

Chevron voussoir

On the N wall of the tower, W of the rectangular second storey window, a chevron voussoir similar to (i).

Chevron voussoir

On the N wall of the tower, E of the rectangular second storey window, a chevron voussoir consisting of a single centrifugal roll with cogwheel edge.

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Bibliography

  • N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England. Cambridgeshire, Harmondsworth 1954 (2nd ed. 1970), 223-24.

Exterior, view from SW.

Location

Site Location
Cambridge
National Grid Reference
TL 448 582 
Boundaries
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales): Cambridgeshire
now: Cambridgeshire
Diocese
medieval: not confirmed
now: Ely
Dedication
now: St Botolph
medieval: not confirmed
Type of building/monument
Parish church  
Report authors
Ron Baxter