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St Mary, Gamlingay, Cambridgeshire

(52°9′21″N, 0°11′9″W)
TL 242 524
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Cambridgeshire
now Cambridgeshire
medieval not confirmed
now Ely
  • Ron Baxter

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Feature Sets

Wide, 13thc. aisled nave of five bays with Perpendicular clerestorey, N and S transepts, N and S porches, the former two-storied, aisleless chancel with N vestry, and W tower with a lead spike. The overall effect from outside is of a Perpendicular, battlemented church constructed in russet brown carstone and pebble rubble. The only feature included here is the font of c1200.






Pevsner (391) comments that this type of font is common in many parts of the country, e.g. in Essex. It is not common in Cambridgeshire, however, and is clearly a variant of the Sussex marble fonts found in that county and exported widely. Thriplow has the only example found in Cambridgeshire so far.

N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England. Cambridgeshire, Harmondsworth 1954 (2nd ed. 1970), 390–91.