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St Christopher fresco, Impington

St Andrew Impington

History of St Andrew's Impington

A history of the church can be found here:

https://standrewsimpington.webs.com/about

See also:

https://reeddesign.co.uk/paintedchurch/impington-st-christopher.htm

Listed building on Heritage at Risk Register

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1843: Romilly records in his diary 29.7.1843:

Dined at Impington Hall … Swinny has just discovered a fresco painting of St Christopher at Impington: he told us the beautiful legend of St Christopher sinking under the weight of the child bearing the sins of the world.

Ed. note: Mr Swinney was then owner of Impington Hall. ‘Some interesting fresco paintings, one of a giant St Christoper, have been recently laid bare’ (Paley, Ecclesiologist’s Guide (1844)). The fresco dates from the fifteenth century and is on the north wall of the church.

 

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