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St Peter, Little Gransden, Cambridgeshire

(52°10′49″N, 0°8′33″W)
Little Gransden
TL 271 552
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Cambridgeshire
now Cambridgeshire
medieval not confirmed
now Ely
  • Ron Baxter

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Feature Sets

Nave and aisles of the 13thc. with Perpendicular clerestorey and doorways to N and S, the former with a porch. Aisleless chancel with N vestry, and a tall Perpendicular W tower without a spire. Construction is of rough ashlar rubble and pebbles. The chancel was restored in 1858 and 1875, and in 1885–88 J. P. St Aubyn restored the entire church. As Pevsner comments, "the church looks almost entirely — except for the Perp W tower — as if it had been rebuilt". In the S wall of the tower are two reset chevron voussoirs.


In 1086 the manor pertained to the Abbey of Ely.


Exterior Features

Exterior Decoration


G. R. Bossier, Notes on the Cambridgeshire Churches. 1827, 36.
The Victoria History of the County of Cambridgeshire and the Isle of Ely, V, 1973, 97-98.
C. H. Evelyn-White, County Churches: Cambridgeshire and the Isle of Ely. London 1911, 82-84.
The Ecclesiastical and Architectural Topography of England: Cambridgeshire (Architectural Institute of Great Britain and Ireland), Oxford 1852, 34.
F. S. L. Johnson, A Catalogue of Romanesque Sculpture in Cambridgeshire and the Isle of Ely. M.Phil (London, Courtauld Institute), 1984, 276.
D. and S. Lysons, Magna Britannia. Cambridgeshire II, pt I, London 1808, 202-03.
N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England. Cambridgeshire, Harmondsworth 1954 (2nd ed. 1970), 428.
RCHME, An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in the County of Cambridge. Volume 1. West Cambridgeshire. London 1968, 167-69.