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Abbots Ripton, St. Andrew. Another view. Both Jim Rushton. Link.
Abbotsley, St. Margaret. Jim Rushton. Another view. James Murray.
Alconbury, St. Peter and St. Paul. Robin Peel. Another view. Jim Rushton.
Alwalton, St. Andrew. TL 134 959. Zoe Martin. Another view. Robin Peel. Link.
Arrington, St. Nicholas. Bill McKenzie. Two further views - 1, 2. Both James Murray.
Ashley, St. Mary (1845). Another view, three interior views - 1, 2, 3, and the font. All Chris Stafford (2012). Link. Grade II listed - link.

Babraham, St. Peter. The church contains a fine monument, and a lovely modern stained glass window. All John Salmon.
Bainton, St. Mary. Marion Hall. Link.
Barham, St. Giles. Jim Rushton. Link.
Barnack, St. John the Baptist. It has significant Saxon fabric, particularly in the tower, a Saxon Christ in Majesty, and a handsome font. Another view, three interiors - 1, 2, 3, All David Regan (2016). Link. Grade I listed. Methodist Church (formerly Wesleyan). Robin Peel.
Barrington, All Saints. Another view. Interior view. Lady Chapel. Link. Former chapel (1856) now a private residence, which Janet Gimber advises was Barrington Congregational Chapel. All James Murray.
Barton, St. Peter. Another view. Interior view. Link. Baptist Church. All James Murray.
Bassingbourn, St. Peter and St. Paul. Another view. Both Peter Wenham. Link.
Bluntisham, St. Mary. Another view. Baptist Church. Another building seems to stand on the same plot of land. What is the relationship between the two? All Jim Rushton. In a recent communication (2010), Graham Harris, the church deacon, advised that the buildings had recently been renovated, and supplied the following link and photo of the Memorial Wall, Graham Harris. The link has a good church history.
Bottisham, Holy Trinity. Two interior views - 1, 2, the first showing the stone screen, the chancel, and the font.  All Judith Anderson (2014). The church has some fine monuments - 1, 2, 3, all Steve Bulman (2014). Link1. Link2. Grade I listed. The former Methodist Church, now used by the Scouts. Circa TL 549 602. Steve Bulman (2014).
Bourn, St. Helena and St. Mary. Another view. Both Jim Rushton. Interior view, and Lady Chapel, both James Murray. Link.
Boxworth, St. Peter. Another view. Both Jim Rushton. Link.
Brampton, St. Mary Magdalene. Bill Henderson. Another view. Interior view. Both Jim Rushton.
Brington, All Saints. Another view. Both Jim Rushton.
Broughton, All Saints. Another view. Both Jim Rushton. Link.
Buckden, St. Mary. Also showing is the tower, part of the Palace of the Bishop of Lincoln (link). Another view. A gargoyle. All Robin Peel. An old postcard view. The postcard, of about 1905, is of a lithograph dating from about 1793. From Alan Craxford's Collection. Link. St. Hugh of Lincoln (R.C.). Graeme Harvey. Link.
Buckworth, All Saints. Richard Higgins. Photo link is to an external website with a number of photos of this church. Link.
Burwell, St. Mary. A large and handsome church with much of interest. Another view, three interiors - 1, 2, 3,a side chapel, a wall painting, and the font. TL 590 660. All Steve Bulman (2014). Link1. Link2. Grade I listed.
Bury, Holy Cross. Jim Rushton.
Bythorn, St. Lawrence. Another view. Both Jim Rushton.

Caldecote, St. Michael and All Angels. Another view. Both Jim Rushton. Link.
Cambridge.
Castle Camps, All Saints. Another view, and an interior (taken through a window). All Chris Stafford (2014). Link. Grade II* listed.
Castor, St. Kyneburgha, Detail of the tower. Both from old postcards in Reg Dosell's Collection. A modern view, two interiors - 1, 2, and the font, all David Regan (2016). Link. Grade I listed.
Caxton, St. Andrew. Another view. Both Jim Rushton. The following are all James Murray. Another view, interior view, and Lady Chapel. Link. Baptist Chapel (1845) - my thanks to Janet Gimber for the identification. Link.
Chesterton, St. Michael. Robin Peel. Link.
Chippenham, St. Margaret of Antioch. Peter Wood. Link.
Chittering, the remains of Denny Abbey. Another view. Both James Murray. Link.
Christchurch, Christ Church. From an old postcard in Reg Dosell's Collection.
Coates, Holy Trinity. Two interior views - 1, 2, and the font. Link. Grade II listed. The former Methodist Church, situated, somewhat oddly, in the middle of the green, and now in commercial use. All David Regan (2016).
Coldham, the redundant St. Etheldreda (1875), for sale in 2012. Another view. Both Chris Stafford (2012). Link.
Colne, St. Helen. Jim Rushton.
Comberton, St. Mary. Another view. Both Jim Rushton. Link. Another view of St. Mary, and Comberton Baptist Church. Both James Murray.
Conington, St. Mary. Jim Rushton. Link.
Coveney, Wesleyan Chapel (1837) on Main Street. SK 488 820. Richard Roberts (2014).
Covington, St. Margaret. Two interior views - 1, 2, the font, and the tympanum. All Chris Stafford (2012). Grade II* listed.
Croyden, All Saints. Bill McKenzie.

Denny Abbey - see Chittering (above).
Dry Drayton, St. Peter and St. Paul. Jim Rushton. Link.
Duxford, St. John. From an old postcard in
Reg Dosell's Collection. Link.

Easton, St. Peter. Jim Rushton.
Eaton Socon, St. Mary the Virgin. Another view. TL 170 588. Both Jim Rushton. Interior view, from an old postcard in Judy Flynn's Collection. Link.
Ellington, All Saints. Another view. Interior view. All Jim Rushton. Link.
Elm, the C13 All Saints on Main Road. TF 469 068. Grade I listed. Mortuary Chapel in Elm Cemetery on Friday Bridge Road. The date of building is between 1902 and 1927. TF 469 064. Both
Richard Roberts (2016).
Elsworth, Holy Trinity. Another view. Link. Elsworth Baptist Church. All Jim Rushton.
Eltisley, St. Pandionia and St. John the Baptist. Another view. Both Jim Rushton. Link.
Elton, All Saints. Another view. Interior view. All Jim Rushton. Link.
Ely.
Etton, St. Stephen. Robin says that this church was in a terrible state - boarded up windows, broken gargoyles, etc. Robin Peel. Another view. Jill Coulthard. Interior view, Marion Hall. Link. Grade I listed - link.
Eye, St. Matthew. Robin Peel.

Farcet, St. Mary. Robin describes the church as "run down" so perhaps not in use. Robin Peel. Another view. Jim Rushton. Link (scroll down).
Fen Drayton, St. Mary. Jim Rushton. Another view, and an interior view (taken through a window), both Chris Stafford (2013). Link. Grade II* listed.
Fenstanton, the Parish Church. Jim Rushton.
Fletton, St. Margaret. Link. Nonconformist Church. Both Jim Rushton.
Folksworth, St. Helen. Robin Peel. Link.
Fowlmere, St. Mary. TL 422459. Malcolm Matthews. Link.
Friday Bridge, St. Mark (1864). Another view, and an interior view (photo taken through a window). Chris advises that the building is in a poor condition. All Chris Stafford (2012). Link. Grade II listed - link.
Fulbourn, St. Vigor. Susan Sinclair. Link.

Gamlingay, St. Mary the Virgin. Another view. Both Jim Rushton. Link.
Glatton, St. Nicholas. Jim Rushton. Link.
Glinton, St. Benedict. A gargoyle, supposedly taking aim at Peterborough Cathedral, the work of an underpaid mason. Both Robin Peel. Link.
Godmanchester, St. Mary the Virgin. Another view. Both Jim Rushton. Link.
Grafham, All Saints. Another view. Both Jim Rushton.
Grantchester, St. Mary and St. Andrew. Its fine east window. Both John Salmon.
Graveley, St. Botolph. Jim Rushton. Link.
Great Eversden, St. Mary. Another view. Both Jim Rushton. Interior view, from an old postcard in Judy Flynn's Collection. Link.
Great Gidding, St. Michael. Richard Higgins. Photo link is to an external website with a number of photos of this church. Link.
Great Gransden, St. Bartholomew. Another view. Both Jim Rushton. Another view. James Murray. Interior view and Lady Chapel, both James Murray. Baptist Church. James Murray. Standing close to the Baptist Church is this probable former church (Methodist?). James Murray.
Great Paxton, Holy Trinity. Jim Rushton.
Great Shelford, St. Mary the Virgin, possesses a fine stained-glass window. Both John Salmon.
Great Staughton, St. Andrew. Jim Rushton.
Great Stukeley, St. Bartholomew (C). A view of the south aisle (taken through a window, and the stoup in the porch. All Chris Stafford (2013). Link. Grade II* listed.
Guilden Morden, St. Mary. Bill McKenzie.
Guyhirn, the redundant St. Mary Magdalene. George Weston. Link
. Guyhirn Chapel (1660) on High Road, built as a chapel-of-ease to St. Mary in Wisbech. Now redundant and in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust. TF 403 040. Richard Roberts (2015). Link (with an interior photo).

Haddon, St. Mary. Robin Peel. Link.
Hail Weston, St. Nicholas. Jim Rushton.
Hamerton, All Saints. Jim Rushton. Link.
Harlton, Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Anglican, ca. 1375). Another view. Interior view. Side chapel. James advises that the church owes its dedication (unusual in a Protestant church) to its place on a pilgrimage route to Walsingham. All James Murray. Link.
Hartford, All Saints. Another view. Both Jim Rushton. Link1. Link2.
Haslingfield, All Saints. Interior view. Side Chapel and Side altar. Link (n.b. 7Mb file). Haslingfield Methodist Church. All James Murray.
Hatley St. George, St. George. Jim Rushton. Link.
Hauxton, St. Edmund. A fine Norman doorway. Both John Salmon.
Helpston, St. Botolph. Interior view. This is the burial place of the poet John Clare. Both Jill Coulthard.
Hemingford Abbots, St. Margaret of Antioch. Jim Rushton. Link.
Hilton, St. Mary Magdalene. Another view. Both Jim Rushton.
Hinxton, St. Mary & St. John. Geoff King. Link.
Holme, St. Giles. Another view, and another. All Jim Rushton. Link.
Houghton, St. Mary. Methodist Church. Both Jim Rushton.
Huntingdon, All Saints. Graeme Harvey. Link. St. Mary. TL 241 718. Janice Tostevin. Two additional views, both Jim Rushton, 1, 2. Link.

Impington, St. Andrew (C). Two additional views - 1, 2. All Chris Stafford (2013). Link. Grade I listed.

Keyston, St. John the Baptist. Richard Higgins. Photo link is to an external website with a number of photos of this church. Link.
Kimbolton, St. Andrew. Previously in the "Unknown" section, Jeff Holmes had been looking for help in identifying a church from un-labelled photos of 25 years or so ago (photos Jim Huling). He managed to solve this one himself - it's St. Andrew at Kimbolton, in Cambridgeshire. Another view, the beautiful Tiffany window, and a detail from the painted medieval screen. All Janice Tostevin. An old postcard view, from Reg Dosell's collection. Link.
King's Ripton, St. Peter. TL 261 765. Jim Rushton. Another view. Bill Henderson. Link.
Kingston, All Saints and St. Andrew. James Murray. Interior view. Jim Rushton. Link.
Knapwell, All Saints (1865-6, K). Jim Rushton. Interior view, taken through a window. Chris Stafford (2015). Link.

Leighton Bromswold, St. Mary. Jim Rushton.
Leverington, St. Leonard. Another view, three interiors - 1, 2, 3 the chancel and font. All David Regan (2016). Link. A video tour of the churchyard. Grade I listed.
Linton, St. Mary the Virgin. Another view. TL 561 466. Both William Metcalfe.
Little Downham, St. Leonard. From an old postcard in Reg Dosell's Collection. Link.
Little Gransden, St. Peter and St. Paul. Jim Rushton. Another view, the Lady Chapel and interior view, all James Murray. Link.
Little Paxton, St. James. Jim Rushton. Link.
Little Stukeley, St. Martin. Robin Peel. Two additional views, both Jim Rushton, 1, 2. Link.
Little Wilbraham, St. John the Evangelist. Another view, two interiors - 1, 2, the altar, the squint, and the font. TL 545 586. All Steve Bulman (2014). Link. Grade II* listed.
Lode, Anglesey Abbey. Properly, this is the site of a priory, not an abbey. The only remains are the undercroft, which were subsequently used as a dining room. TL 529 622. Steve Bulman (2012). Grade I listed - link.
Lolworth, All Saints. Jim Rushton. Link.
Longstowe, St. Mary the Virgin. Another view. Both Jim Rushton. Another view, James Murray. Link.

Madingley, St. Mary Magdalene. Jim Rushton. Link.
March.
Marholm, St. Mary the Virgin. Another one of that small number of churches with a haha. Another view, and the interior. The church is well supplied with monuments and tombs - 1, 2, 3. There is a curious tomb in the churchyard too - coffin shaped and sized, with an inscribed iron lid. All David Regan (2016). Link1. Link2. Grade I listed.
Maxey, St. Peter. Robin Peel. Another view, Marion Hall. Link. Grade I listed - link.
Morborne, All Saints. Robin Peel. Link.
Melbourn.
Molesworth, St. Peter. Jim Rushton. Link.
Murrow, the Primitive Methodist Chapel. David Regan (2016).

Newborough, St. Bartholomew (1823-30) on Guntons Road. TF 203 060. Richard Roberts (2016). Link. Grade II lsted.
Newton (or Newton-in-the-Isles), St. James. Another view. Both David Regan (2016). Link. Grade II* listed.
Northborough
, St. Andrew on Church Street. TF 1527 0795. Mike Berrell (2015). The former Primitive Methodist Chapel (1869) on Church Street, now in residential use. TF 154 078. Richard Roberts (2016).

Oakington, Strict Baptist Chapel. Kevin Price (2012).
Offord Cluny, All Saints. Now serves both villages since St. Peter at Offord D'Arcy was made redundant. Robin Peel. Another view. Jim Rushton. Link.
Offord D'Arcy, the redundant St. Peter. Robin Peel. Two further views, 1, 2, both Jim Rushton. Link.
Old Weston, St. Swithin. Jim Rushton. Another view, and an interior view, both Marion Hall. Three more interiors - 1, 2, 3, all Chris Stafford (2013). Link. Grade II* listed.
Orton Longueville, Holy Trinity. Robin Peel. Interior view, the wall-painting of St. Christopher, a colourful window (I like the camel!), and one of several fine monuments, All Chris Stafford (2012). Link1. Link2. Grade I listed.

Orton Waterville, St. Mary. Robin Peel. Another view. Jim Rushton. Link. Methodist Chapel. Robin Peel. Another view. Jim Rushton.
Orwell, St. Andrew. Interior view. Another view. Side Chapel. All James Murray. Link.
Over, St. Mary. Another view. Both Jim Rushton. Link.

Papworth Everard, St. Peter. Jim Rushton. Link.
Papworth St. Agnes. Oddly, dedicated to St. John the Baptist. Another view. Jim Rushton. Link.
Parson Drove, St. John the Baptist - now in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust. Another view. Link. Grade II* listed. Church of Emmanuel, undergoing works. Another view. Link. Grade II listed. All David Regan (2016).
Peakirk, St. Pega. Robin Peel. Link.
Peterborough.
Pidley, All Saints. Another view. Jim Rushton. Link.

Ramsey, St. Thomas a Becket. From an old postcard (franked 1916), Geoff Watt's Collection. Another old postcard view, this one from Alan Craxford's collection. Two modern views, 1, 2, both Jim Rushton. Link (click Buildings, then the third icon along). Methodist Church. Jim Rushton.
Ramsey St. Mary, St. Mary. Another view. Jim Rushton.
Reach, St. Etheldreda and the Holy Trinity. TL 567 662. Steve Bulman (2012). Link.


St. Ives.
St. Neots, St. Mary the Virgin. Another view. Both Jim Rushton. Link.
Sawtry, All Saints. Mark Summers. Two additional views - 1, 2, both Jim Rushton. Methodist Church. Mark Summers.
Shepreth, All Saints. An unusual font. Both John Salmon.
Soham, St. Andrew. Two further views - 1, 2. All Steve Bulman (2012). Link.
Somersham, St. John the Baptist. Another view. Both Jim Rushton. Link.
Spaldwick, St. James. Another view. Both Jim Rushton. Link.
Stapleford, dedicated to St. Andrew. John Salmon.
Steeple Gidding, St. Andrew Marion Hall. Link. Grade II* listed - link.
Steeple Morden, St. Peter & St. Paul. Bill McKenzie.
Stetchworth, St. Peter. Two interior views - 1, 2, the pulpit and the font. The church has a spectacular monument to Henry Gorges. All Chris Stafford (2012). Link. Grade II* listed.
Stibbington, St. John the Baptist. Zoe Martin.
Stilton, St. Mary Magdalen, and a fine, if grisly, tombstone. Both Robin Peel. Two further views, both Jim Rushton - 1, 2.
Stuntney, Holy Cross Church. It has a nice Norman doorway. Both Steve Bulman (2012). Link1 which also has an illustration of the previous church. Link2.
Sutton-in-the-Isle, St. Andrew. Richard Higgins. Photo link is to an external website with a number of photos of this church. Link.
Swaffham Bulbeck, St. Mary the Virgin. Two interior views - 1, 2, and the font. The piscina, sedilia, and a tomb recess are linked by ornate decoration. The feature that will remain in the memory is the wealth of wood-carving, the bench-ends in particular - 1, 2, 3; good bosses too (example). TL 555 623. All Steve Bulman (2014). Link1. Link2. Grade I listed.
Swaffham Prior, St. Mary the Virgin and St. Cyriac. St. Mary is the parish church (with the broken tower in the engraving). It shared a churchyard with St. Cyriac. From old engravings (1901) in Colin Waters' Collection. Link (St. Mary). Link (St. Cyriac). The following modern photos (all Steve Bulman (2012)) show that the broken tower has since been restored; St. Cyriac and St. Julitta is now in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust. St. Mary, and two interior views - 1, 2, St. Cyrian and St. Julitta, and two interior views - 1, 2.
Swavesey, St. Andrew. Another view. Link. Baptist Church. Bethel Baptist Church. Link.

Tadlow, St. Giles. From an old postcard in Reg Dosell's Collection - note that the card has been rather heavily processed - the original is very faded. Link.
Thorney, Abbey Church of St. Mary the Virgin and St. Botolph. Two further views - 1, 2. All David Regan (2016). Link. Grade I listed. Baptist Church. Robin Peel.
Thornhaugh, St. Andrew. Robin Peel.
Tilbrook, All Saints. Jim Rushton. Link.
Toft, St. Andrew. Link. Methodist Church. Both James Murray. Link.
Toseland, St. Michael. Another view. The splendid south door. Link. Methodist Church. All Jim Rushton.

Trumpington, St. Mary and St. Michael. John Salmon.
Tydd Gote, the former Primitive Methodist Chapel. David Regan (2016). Link1. Link2.
Tydd St. Giles, St. Giles, which has a detached tower. Three additional views - 1, 2, 3, four interiors - 1, 2, 3, 4, and the font. All David Regan (2016). Link. Grade II* listed (church), grade I listed (tower).

Ufford, St. Andrew, now in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust. Another view, two interiors - 1, 2, the font, and a monument. All David Regan (2016). Link. Grade I listed.
Upton (near Huntington), St. Margaret. Another view, and an interior (taken through a window) showing the Norman font. TL 175 785. All Chris Stafford (2012). Link. Grade II listed.
Upton (near Peterborough), St. John the Baptist. Another view. Both David Regan (2016). Link. Grade I listed.
Upwood, St. Peter. Another view. Both Jim Rushton.

Wansford, St. Mary the Virgin. Interior view, and the splendid font. All Marion Hall. Link. Grade I listed - link.
Warboys, St. Mary Magdalene. Jim Rushton.
Waresley, St. James. Jim Rushton.
Water Newton, St. Remigius. Robin Peel. Link.
Wendy, All Saints. Bill McKenzie. Link.
Wentworth, St. Peter. Another view. Both Chris Stafford (2015). Link. Grade II* listed.
Werrington, St. John the Baptist. Robin Peel.
Whittlesey, St. Andrew. John Balaam (2002). Another view, and the altar, both Chris Stafford (2013). Another view, Tony Preston. Link. Grade II* listed. St. Mary on Station Road. TL 271 970. Tony Preston. Previously in the "Unknown" section, this interior view of St. Mary was identified by Phil Draper and Simon Davies. Original entry follows - "Judy Flynn has an old postcard of a church interior, and labelled as "St. Mary, W'sea". It was bought understanding that it was in Yorkshire, but have been unable to find a likely candidate.". Link. Grade I listed. Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses on Church Street. TL 267 972. Tony Preston.
Whittlesford, St. Mary and St. Andrew (O). TL 474 485. Janice Tostevin. Link.
Whittlesford Bridge, Chapel of St. John the Baptist, or Duxford Chapel, it was built as a hospital, and later became a chantry chapel, which was dissolved in 1548. Interior view. Both James Murray. Link.
Willingham, St. Mary and All Saints. Jim Rushton. Link.
Wimpole, St. Andrew. Another view. Both James Murray. Link.
Winwick, All Saints. Richard Higgins. Photo link is to an external website with a number of photos of this church. Link.
Wisbech.
Wisbech St. Mary, St. Mary, a mainly C14 church on Church Road. TF 419 081. Richard Roberts (2016). Link. Grade II* listed.
Wistow, St. John the Baptist. Another view. Both Jim Rushton. Link.
Wittering, All Saints. Robin Peel. Link.
Wood Walton, St. Andrew. Jim Rushton.
Wyton, the difficult to photograph All Saints. The spire. Both Jim Rushton.

Yaxley, St. Peter. Robin Peel.
Yelling, Holy Cross. Another view. Both Jim Rushton.

 

 
 

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18 January 2017

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