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St Botolph’s Church

History of St Botolph's Church

St Botolph’s is essentially an early C14 church according to Pevsner, with some remains of the earlier mid-C12 building.

More information can be found on Wikipedia.

St Botolph’s circa 1840

In the church yard is buried James Essex, 18th century architect. Essex married Elizabeth Thurlbourne, the daughter of a Cambridge bookseller. They had two children: James, who died in infancy in 1757, and Millicent, who married, on 10 May 1785, the Rev. John Hammond, sometime fellow of Queens’ College. She died in January 1787.


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