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    Saw this church last year but decided to re-visit and take some more pics.
    There is a local group that preserve the church from further decay.

    HISTORY: A Church on this site is mentioned in the Doomsday Survey of 1086. The chancel arch and its responds are of C12/C13 and may be predated by the tower, but the present building is largely the result of rebuilding campaigns of 1629 and 1665 by the antiquary, Sir Robert Bruce Cotton, 1st Baronet (1571-1631) and his grandson, Sir John (1621-1702). Sir Robert was born here, but lived in London and at nearby Conington (where the Cottons are buried). A noted antiquary, MP, courtier and collector of manuscripts (the Cotton Library is an important collection within the British Library, Cotton rebuilt the church in a contextual medieval revivalist manner but with mullioned windows, a characteristic fusion of the time. Sir John was responsible for the nave and chancel, in 1629; the north porch was added in 1665 and the tower modified (if not rebuilt) in 1671 re the VCH. The church was restored in 1865, but deteriorated in the mid C20 and was abandoned in the 1960s, following which it became a ruin.

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    What a lovely,quiet site.

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    Lovely pictures, they serve as a reminder that once the loved ones of the dead pass on themselves that a graveyard becomes forgotten. A place for the dead relies on the living in a way.

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    Nice one, thanks for sharing! :)
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    So peaceful,thanks.

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    Lovely thank you.i do love old churches.
    I like to go where others fear to tread.

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