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All Saints, Horseheath, Cambridgeshire

(52°6′8″N, 0°21′18″E)
TL 614 475
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Cambridgeshire
now Cambridgeshire
medieval not confirmed
now Ely
  • Ron Baxter

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Wide, aisleless nave with big Perpendicular windows and Decorated chancel and W tower. Doorways to N and S, that on the N with a blocked porch converted into a washroom; that on the S with a porch belonging to Rowe's restoration of 1875. Construction is of flint and pebble with brick repairs. None of the standing fabric is Romanesque, but there are large numbers of chevron voussoirs built into the walls, and one loose one.



Exterior Features

Exterior Decoration


Interior Features

Interior Decoration


Loose Sculpture


Johnson noted 18 reset voussoirs, but not the loose stone. She also noted part of a font used as a corner stone for the N vestry. The voussoirs are extremely irregular in size, and it is impossible to estimate whether they are from different orders of a single doorway or from two separate doorways. The Type C voussoirs appear to be jamb stones.

A. Borg, "The Development of Chevron Ornament", Journal of the British Archaeological Association, XXX, 1967.
G. R. Bossier, Notes on the Cambridgeshire Churches. 1827, 49.
The Victoria History of the County of Cambridgeshire and the Isle of Ely, VI, 1978, 78-79.
C. H. Evelyn-White, County Churches: Cambridgeshire and the Isle of Ely. London 1911, 103-04.
The Ecclesiastical and Architectural Topography of England: Cambridgeshire (Architectural Institute of Great Britain and Ireland), Oxford 1852, 157.
F. S. L. Johnson, A Catalogue of Romanesque Sculpture in Cambridgeshire and the Isle of Ely. M.Phil (London, Courtauld Institute), 1984, 264-67.
D. and S. Lysons, Magna Britannia. Cambridgeshire II, pt I, London 1808, 216-18.
C. E. Parsons, All Saints Church, Horseheath. Cambridge 1911.
N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England. Cambridgeshire, Harmondsworth 1954 (2nd ed. 1970),