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St Peter

History of St Peter's Cambridge

According to Pevsner, this was a small church made very small by rebuilding in 1781. Only the C14 W tower  and part of the unaisled nave were kept.

More information about this now redundant church can be found on Wikipedia.

A particularly interesting feature is the Saxon font, and its decoration with rather pagan looking mermen. An interesting article on it can be found here:

http://bystargooseandhanglands.blogspot.co.uk/2016/07/four-mermen-in-twenty-first-century.html

A B Gray in Cambridge Revisited points out that Roman bricks have been incorporated into the wall on the south side. He shows a basso-relievo on a Roman brick said to have been take from the foundations of the church and inserted into the wall of a nearby cottage.

St Peter Roman brick

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