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St Wendredas Church

 

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  • The church is ancient in origin with speculation that it has existed in some form since St Wendreda died and her relics needed a home. The present church however was constructed following a grant of papal indulgence to King Edward III by the Pope.
  • Of particular note is the double hammer beam ceiling complete with wooden carved angels praised by John Betjeman as "worth cycling 40 miles in a head wind to see". These were made between the late 15th century and about 1525 although there is much debate on the precise date.
  • The church was built taking into account an ancient right of way that ran through the boundary of the site by providing a covered structure over it. Although the right of way is now defunct, the church structure continues to respect it.

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Reference Data

Reference No.
7297
First Uploaded
24-06-2015
Last Editorial Date
07-12-2015
 

Building Location

Address
Church Street, March. PE15 9PY
Council
Fenland District Council
County
Cambridgeshire
Region
East Anglia
Country
United Kingdom

Building Specification

Status
Complete
Construction start date
1343
Completion date
1526
Heritage Status
Grade I
Style
Gothic

Pinnacle Height (AGL)
42.70
Pinnacle Type
Spire

Market Data

Primary Use
Place of Worship


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