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All Saints, Melbourn, Cambridgeshire

(52°5′3″N, 0°0′55″E)
TL 382 448
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Cambridgeshire
now Cambridgeshire
medieval not confirmed
now Ely
  • Ron Baxter

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Feature Sets

Substantially a 13thc. church with five-bay aisled nave, aisleless chancel, and W tower. 14thc. S transept or chapel added, then a major rebuilding c.1500 when the tower was entirely replaced and fitted with a spike, and many of the windows were renewed. The S porch dates from this period too. There was a restoration in 1883, which included the replacement of the N aisle windows. Construction is of flint and pebble with ashlar facings. There is some flushwork on the tower. The font is the only 12thc. feature.






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The Victoria History of the County of Cambridgeshire and the Isle of Ely, VIII, 1982, 80.
C. H. Evelyn-White, County Churches: Cambridgeshire and the Isle of Ely. London 1911, 133-34.
The Ecclesiastical and Architectural Topography of England: Cambridgeshire (Architectural Institute of Great Britain and Ireland), Oxford 1852, 123.
F. S. L. Johnson, A Catalogue of Romanesque Sculpture in Cambridgeshire and the Isle of Ely. M.Phil (London, Courtauld Institute), 1984, 280.
A. H. Lloyd, "Melbourn Church", Cambridge Antiquarian Society Proceedings and Communications, XXIX, 1926-27.
D. and S. Lysons, Magna Britannia. Cambridgeshire II, pt I, London 1808, 233-35.
N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England. Cambridgeshire, Harmondsworth 1954 (2nd ed. 1970), 439-40.