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Holy Trinity, Meldreth, Cambridgeshire

(52°6′8″N, 0°0′37″E)
TL 378 468
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Cambridgeshire
now Cambridgeshire
medieval not confirmed
now Ely
  • Ron Baxter

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Five-bay nave with 14–15thc. S aisle and S porch, aisleless 12thc. chancel with plain, round-headed windows (two on the N and one on the S) and W tower of c.1210–20. The tower and chancel are of rubble masonry with ashlar facings. The nave is of flint with the aisle and porch mortar rendered. There was a restoration in 1887 (datestone), which included the installation of a neo-Norman triplet in the chancel E wall, then in 1960 the top storey of the tower was comprehensively restored. In 1993 a church hall was added to the N, accessible from the church via the original N nave doorway. Features included are the N doorway, the tower arch and the tower windows.



Exterior Features



Interior Features


Tower/Transept arches

The consistent use of keeled angle rolls points to the tower arch and windows and the N doorway belonging to the same campaign. This probably dates from the early years of the 13thc. (c.1210-20) but the work has been included because it uses 12thc. forms, notably the scallop and waterleaf capitals (although the latter are 19thc. replacements).

C. H. Evelyn-White, County Churches: Cambridgeshire and the Isle of Ely. London 1911, 134-35.
N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England. Cambridgeshire, Harmondsworth 1954 (2nd ed. 1970), 441.