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St Mary, Guilden Morden, Cambridgeshire

(52°4′53″N, 0°8′5″W)
Guilden Morden
TL 279 442
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Cambridgeshire
now Cambridgeshire
medieval not confirmed
now Ely
  • Ron Baxter

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Feature Sets

The church consists of an aisled nave and aisleless chancel of flint with reused ashlar (including 12thc. moulded stones but no sculpture) and tile and brick repairs. There is a W tower of ashlar with a Hertfordshire spike. The nave has doorways to N and S, the S being larger and protected by a flint porch. An ashlar vestry has been added to the N of the chancel. At the junction of nave and chancel on the S is an octagonal stair turret. Inside it becomes clear that the nave has been lengthened. The three E bays of the S arcade date from c.1300, while the three W bays and the entire N arcade are later. The only Romanesque feature is the font.






Johnson reports fragments of chevron voussoir in the S wall of the nave and the S porch.

G. R. Bossier, Notes on the Cambridgeshire Churches. 1827, 37.
The Victoria History of the County of Cambridgeshire and the Isle of Ely, VIII, 1982, 108-09.
C. H. Evelyn-White, County Churches: Cambridgeshire and the Isle of Ely. London 1911, 85-86.
The Ecclesiastical and Architectural Topography of England: Cambridgeshire (Architectural Institute of Great Britain and Ireland), Oxford 1852, 120.
F. S. L. Johnson, A Catalogue of Romanesque Sculpture in Cambridgeshire and the Isle of Ely. M.Phil (London, Courtauld Institute), 1984, 257.
D. and S. Lysons, Magna Britannia. Cambridgeshire II, pt I, London 1808, 237-38.
N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England. Cambridgeshire, Harmondsworth 1954 (2nd ed. 1970), 398-99.