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All Saints, Rampton, Cambridgeshire

(52°17′32″N, 0°5′32″E)
TL 428 681
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Cambridgeshire
now Cambridgeshire
medieval not confirmed
now Ely
  • Ron Baxter

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All Saints has a nave of four bays with S aisle and S porch and a vestry on the N side, a broad, aisleless chancel, and a W tower with a low pyramid roof. The chancel arch is 12thc. in its lower parts but was rebuilt, along with the chancel, c.1330. The S nave aisle dates from the late 13thc., and the tower arch is Perpendicular, although the tower itself must be earlier in its lower stages. The porch is 18thc. and of brick, while the remainder of the church is in a rubble mixture of pebble, rough stone and conglomerate. The upper storeys of the tower are rendered and the nave roof is thatched. Romanesque features described are the chancel arch and stones reset in the exterior E wall of the chancel.


In 1086, the manor was held by Roger from Picot of Cambridge. No church was mentioned then, but Rampton church was among those given by Picot to Barnwell Priory when he founded it in 1092.


Exterior Features

Exterior Decoration


Interior Features


Chancel arch/Apse arches

Presumably the chancel arch was widened in the 14thc., the jambs moved further apart and the present four-centred arch installed.

N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England. Cambridgeshire, Harmondsworth 1954 (2nd ed. 1970), 451.