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St Mary, Great Abington

St Mary, High Street, Great Abington

History of St Mary

Listed Building:

Parish church. Chancel and nave c.1200; west tower c.1225; tower arch and inserted south arcade and aisle early C14. South porch C14. Windows to nave and south aisle replaced in C15. North doorway blocked with inserted C19 window.

St Mary, Great Abington

Historic England

There is a picture drawn by Cole of the church complete with thatched roof. Cole saw this verse pinned on the door:

Sure they must be wicked people

That that the church; so fine a steeple

Let the Parishioners for shame

Take off the thatch and lead the same

If’t can’t be done without relief

The parish may get a brief.

The roof was eventually tiled but  in 1943, when the church was damaged by an explosion, the original thatch was exposed again.

St Mary, Great Abington

St Mary, Great Abington

St Mary, Great Abington

St Mary, Great Abington

St Mary, Great Abington


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