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St John's Church, Duxford 1947 (photo G H S Bushnell) (Cambridgeshire Collection)

St John, Duxford

History of St John's Church

Listed Building

Parish Church, now a redundant church. Late C12 tower, nave and chancel. C13 tower heightened and chancel lengthened. Chapel of two bays added to north side of chancel c.1330, late C14 window added to ground stage of tower and west end of nave. Late C15 north aisle, and arcade, arches to tower and north chapel and C15 window to nave, and chancel; C15 porch, C16 east window. C18 repairs in brick. Restoration of tower and wall paintings 1985. … The unification of St John’s Parish Church with St Peter’s was discussed in 1650 and completed finally in 1874, the Church became derelict and is now in the care of the Redundant Church Fund. The north chapel was used as a school room from the mid C17 to c.1847.

In 1947 there was actually a proposal to demolish the church as it was in an advanced state of decay.

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