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St Andrew, Isleham

History of St Andrew

Listed building:

Parish church of cruciform plan dedicated in 1331, replacing an earlier church on the site of which traces remain in the stone- work of the north east corner of the nave and in the C13 Y-tracery in the north chapel. Much of the internal appearance dates from C15 when the roofs of the nave and aisles and the clerestorey were built. The west tower was rebuilt in 1863 by G.E. Street replacing one that had collapsed and the walls were refaced in 1893. The church has a particularly fine clerestorey and roofs of 1495 and is noteworthy for its monuments and brasses to the Bernard and Peyton families.


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