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St Mary's Church, Swaffham Prior, Cambridgeshire, seen from the south-east

RIBA Ref No RIBA138495
Architect/DesignerBlomfield, Sir Arthur William (1829-1899)
Bourne, Cecil
Artist/PhotographerValinsky, David
CountryUK: England
CitySwaffham Prior
Subject Date1400
Image Date2020
MediumDigital image
Library ReferenceDavid Valinsky 20201126 Swaffham Prior St Mary-4
Colour InfoColour
CreditDavid Valinsky / RIBA Collections
SubjectTowers ; Spires ; Churches
NOTES: The oldest parts of the church date from the 12th Century (namely the tower) although parts of the nave and chancel are c.1100 and survive from the Norman church on the site. Much of the rest including the nave, aisles and west porch were all built in the 15th Century. The church became ruinous in the early 19th century and was restored by Sir Arthur William Blomfield with the chancel and north vestry (1878-1879) and the nave (1902-1903). In 1964-1965 a steel clad spire was added by Cecil Bourne.

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