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St Andrew, Impington, Cambridgeshire

(52°14′55″N, 0°7′5″E)
TL 447 633
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Cambridgeshire
now Cambridgeshire
medieval not confirmed
now Ely
  • Ron Baxter

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Feature Sets

Aisleless nave, 14thc. chancel articulated on the interior with wide arches enclosing the windows, 14thc. W tower. Construction is of mixed stone and pebble rubble except for the timber-framed Perpendicular S porch. There was a restoration in 1878–79, then in 1995 a large church hall complex was added to the N side, attached to the N chancel vestry. 12thc. stones are found reset in the exterior S wall of the chancel.


The manor (6½ hides) was part of the demesne of Ely Abbey in 1086, and before the Conquest. Walter had a further holding of 3½ hides from Picot. In the 12thc. Bishop Nigel endowed the tithes of Impington church to the Ely Cathedral scriptorium.


Exterior Features

Exterior Decoration


G. R. Bossier, Notes on the Cambridgeshire Churches. 1827, 25.
The Victoria History of the County of Cambridgeshire and the Isle of Ely, IX, 1989, 136-37.
C. H. Evelyn-White, County Churches: Cambridgeshire and the Isle of Ely. London 1911, 107-08.
The Ecclesiastical and Architectural Topography of England: Cambridgeshire (Architectural Institute of Great Britain and Ireland), Oxford 1852, 81.
F. S. L. Johnson, A Catalogue of Romanesque Sculpture in Cambridgeshire and the Isle of Ely. M.Phil (London, Courtauld Institute), 1984.
D. and S. Lysons, Magna Britannia. Cambridgeshire II, pt I, London 1808, 219.
N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England. Cambridgeshire, Harmondsworth 1954 (2nd ed. 1970), 412.
D. J. Stewart, On the Architectural History of Ely Cathedral, London 1868, 280