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St Mary the Virgin

Delightful church containing one of the most original sets of Jacobean furniture in the country and is almost unique in having two pulpits.

Leighton Bromswold , Cambridgeshire

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Church Lane
Leighton Bromswold
PE25 5AX

The church is not mentioned in the Domesday Survey of 1086. A chancel and an aisled nave were built about 1250, but this chancel was apparently rebuilt about 1310, and large transepts were added to the nave some forty years later. Probably the aisles were partly rebuilt and new windows inserted in them, and perhaps a clerestory added to the nave towards the end of the 15th century.

At the beginning of the 17th century the church was in a ruinous condition, and apparently about 1606 a rebuilding was commenced; the south arcade and aisle were pulled down and the south wall of an aisleless nave and south porch built. The work, however, was stopped for lack of funds, and for twenty years the church was 'so decayed, so little, and so useless, that the parishioners could not meet to perform their duty to God in public prayer and praises.' The roofs had fallen in, and the tower was in ruins as were the upper courses of the walls and the nave was roofless.

  • Captivating architecture

  • Fascinating churchyard

  • Glorious furnishings

  • On street parking at church

  • Church of England

  • Heritage Stimulus Fund Grant, £79,128, 2021

  • Roof Repairs

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