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St Matthew, Barnwell

History of St Matthew Cambridge

St Matthew was built 1864-6 by R R Rowe. Pevsner writes, ‘spectacular interior, the sky-lit octagon being faced with vigorous panelling – a kind of pitch-pine version of Ely.’

For an essay on the involvement of Rev. William J Beamont in the St Matthew’s and the Cambridge School of Art see:

Further information can be found on the church website:



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