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St Mary, Hinxton, Cambridgeshire

(52°5′5″N, 0°11′0″E)
TL 497 452
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Cambridgeshire
now Cambridgeshire
medieval not confirmed
now Ely
medieval not confirmed
now St John and St Mary
  • Ron Baxter

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Feature Sets

Aisleless nave, chancel, W tower. A chapel has been added to the S of the chancel, extending one bay along the nave with a connecting arch. The nave has a plain, blocked Norman N doorway (not recorded). The chapel and the lower storey of the tower are early 13thc., while most features of the chancel are Decorated. The top of the tower and its lead spike, with external Sanctus bell are 14thc. Construction is of flint and pebble with Barnack and clunch dressings. The font is 12thc.


Picot of Cambridge held the manor of 15½ hides. He also held 1 hide from the king, and 1½ hides formed the wara of his manor of Great Chesterford in Essex (the land supplying the obligations of the manor for royal service). Another 2 hides in Hinxton were held by the Bishop of Lincoln, and Robert from him. Durand held 1 hide from Hardwin de Scales. No church is mentioned in Domesday, but Hinxton church was among those given by Picot to Barnwell Priory when he founded it in 1092.





C. H. Evelyn-White, County Churches: Cambridgeshire and the Isle of Ely. London 1911, 98-99.
N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England. Cambridgeshire, Harmondsworth 1954 (2nd ed. 1970), 407.