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Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Cambridge

 

One of only four medieval round churches in England, the Church of the Holy Sepulcre can be found amonst the colleges and other grand buildings of Cambridge. Built in about 1130, it was originally Roman Catholic and later converted to the  Church of England.

The Round Church is no longer used as a church; it now houses exhibitions on the history of the church and Christianity in Cambridge.

Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Cambridge

 

One of only four medieval round churches in England, the Church of the Holy Sepulcre can be found amonst the colleges and other grand buildings of Cambridge. Built in about 1130, it was originally Roman Catholic and later converted to the  Church of England.

The Round Church is no longer used as a church; it now houses exhibitions on the history of the church and Christianity in Cambridge.

comments (5)

Nicely done, the pictures of buildings aren't easy to do and you've managed this one very well : Bravo !
Les Auld: I know what you mean Zeb, there were lots of tourists and other buildings immediately around this church so I needed a bit of patience. Thanks for the comment.
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 20 Oct 2007, 08:21
What a fabulous structure, Les, even if it's no longer used as a church.

Tell me, if you know, what the significance is of the rooster on top of the weather vane. I see it all over Europe and have no clue, especially on top of a church!
Les Auld: Thanks Ginnie. I seem to remember that these weather vanes were also called weathercocks when they had a cockerel or rooster on the top. Maybe it dates back to earlier times but I'm not sure of the derivation of it.

I suppose the question is "Which came first the cockerel or the weathercock?"
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 20 Oct 2007, 10:41
Nice shot Les. Love the detail
Les Auld: Thanks Aussie, appreciate the comment.
Nice shot Les and an interesting history lesson
Les Auld: There is always something new to learn Bill, thanks for the comment.
Very nice documentary shot. All the best, Dave.
Les Auld: Appreciate the comment David.

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