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Holy Cross, Yelling, Huntingdonshire

(52°14′46″N, 0°9′10″W)
TL 262 625
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Huntingdonshire
now Cambridgeshire
  • Ron Baxter

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Feature Sets

Holy Cross has an aisled nave with Perpendicular clerestoreys, the S aisle wider than the N. The N arcade is of c.1180-90 and the S of c.1300. Although the arcades are of equal length, the N is of three bays and the S of four, narrower and curtailed at the W. There is a broad, aisleless chancel of the late 13thc. with a curious timber-framed N vestry, dating from 1868-69. The W tower dates from the late 14thc. and had a spire up to the 19thc. Construction is of brown cobbles. The only 12thc. feature is the N nave arcade.


The manor was held by Aubrey de Vere at Domesday. A church is recorded but the present building includes nothing of it.


Interior Features



Victoria County History: Huntingdonshire. II (1932)
N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England. Bedfordshire and the County of Huntingdon and Peterborough, Harmondsworth 1968, 372.
RCHM(E), An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in Huntingdonshire. London 1926, 308-10.