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Church of St Mary the Virgin, Swaffham Prior


High Street
Swaffham Prior
Cambridgeshire
CB5 0LD
United Kingdom
OS Grid: TL5680063932 streetmap
LAT/LONG: 52.2512,0.2956

St Mary's has a four bay Perpendicular aisled nave with a clerestorey and an aisleless chancel, largely dating to Sir Arthur Blomfield's restoration of 1878 but with blocked round-headed windows to north and south. There is a spectacular twelfth century west tower with a later doorway under a porch. The tower has a square lower storey with plain windows to north and south; an octagonal second storey with more elaborate twelfth century windows to north, south and west; a sixteen-sided third storey with pointed lancets; and a sixteen-sided later fourth storey with a modern parapet, all surmounted by a lead spike. Construction is of flint and pebble rubble.

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St Mary, Swaffham Prior
[Church of St Mary the Virgin]

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