St Mary the Virgin, Gamlingay

St Mary the Virgin

The exterior of St Mary's successfully blends elegant Perpendicular lines with rustic stone, partly fieldstone and partly a type of deep golden green sand known as carstone, which came from a nearby quarry known as The Butts.

Gamlingay, Cambridgeshire

Opening times

Church open daily.


Church Street
SG19 3JJ

The 14th and 15th century exterior of the large church conceals an earlier core, evident in details such as a 13th century lancet window in the north wall and three early roundels above the pillars of the south arcade.

The interior of the church was much restored in the 1880s. The fine woodwork in the chancel was repaired at that time, and remains one of the best features of the church.

The Perpendicular screen still has its entrance gates into the chancel, and behind it are 15th century choir stalls with misericords.

  • Captivating architecture

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Accessible toilets nearby

  • Dog friendly

  • Level access to the main areas

  • On street parking at church

  • Parking within 250m

  • Space to secure your bike

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Church of England

  • Heritage Stimulus Fund Grant, £230,433, 2021

  • Urgent roof and window repairs.

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