Little St Mary's Church (Church of England), Cambridge

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  • This is an unpretentious, whitewashed church that used to be the chapel of Peterhouse. It has stained glass, dark wood pews and fittings and an airy, bright feel because the windows let in a lot of...  more »
  • There are so many buildings and churches in Cambridge that the smaller ones get overshadowed. This is set back slightly from the road so it was only by chance we went in at the end of our visit. Has.....  more »
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  • A church has been on this site since the 12th century. The current structure dates from the 1340s when it was rebuilt by the fellows of Peterhouse, the first Cambridge college. During the medieval era, the church was tied to Peterhouse as the college chapel. Once Peterhouse built a separate college chapel in 1632, Little St Mary's was released to be a parish church again. When priest and poet Richard Crashaw left the church in 1643, many of the ornaments and statues were damaged or destroyed by Puritan iconoclast William Dowsing. Some of the damage, including that to Lady Chapel and sedilia have never been repaired. Further work was undertaken in the 18th and 19th century installed much of the current woodwork. The church features the crest of the Washington family as Rev. Godfrey Washington, great uncle of the first president of the USA is buried in Little St Mary's.
  • I loved this beautiful place of worship.

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