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Our Lady and the English Martyrs (Catholic Church)

History of Our Lady and the English Martyrs

According to Pevsner, the church was built 1885-1890 by Dunn and Hansom of Newcastle. It was paid for by Mrs Lyne-Stephens, as the parapet inscription proclaims. She was formerly Yolande Duvernay, an operatic dancer; her late husband’s fortune came from patenting dolls’ eyes that could move. In its time it was a controversial assertion of the Catholic presence in Cambridge.


General information can be found on Wikipedia.


Rattee and Kett completed the construction of the Catholic church in 1890. The photo is of their workers.

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