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Gargoyles - Our Lady and the English Martyrs Catholic Church, Hills Road, Cambridge, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree
N 52° 11.938 E 000° 07.642
31U E 303688 N 5787058
Quick Description: These gargoyles can be seen on this fine church in Cambridge.
Location: Eastern England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 11/16/2010 2:21:44 AM
Waymark Code: WMA4NE
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Revbigjohn
Views: 8

Long Description:
The realistic beats seem to prowl around the stonework.

The church website describes the history: visit link

'The Church of Our Lady and the English Martyrs, or OLEM, is situated in the heart of the city of Cambridge. An imposing example of the 19th Century Gothic Revival, it was built to the designs of Dunn & Hansom of Newcastle between 1885 and 1890, and founded solely by Mrs Yolande Marie Louise Lyne-Stephens, a former ballet dancer at the Paris Opera and Drury Lane, London, and widow of a wealthy banker. She promised to build the church on the feast of Our Lady of the Assumption, and Monsignor Christopher Scott - the first Rector - also wished to commemorate the Catholic Martyrs who died between 1535 and 1681, over thirty of whom had been in residence at the University.

Designed by architects Dunn and Hansom of Newcastle and built by the Cambridge firm of Rattee and Kett , OLEM is constructed in Casterton, Ancaster and Combe Down Stone. The church is a traditional cruciform structure in the early-decorated style with a large tower at the crossing, a polygonal apse and a west bell tower with a 65-metre spire, visible for miles around Cambridge. Quite often, it is quoted by visitors and local residents as a location point. The approximate internal dimensions of the church are: length 48 meters [156 ft] width across the aisles 16 meters [51 ft] width at the transepts 22 meters [71 ft], the height of the nave 15 meters [71ft].'

Water spout is used: yes

Condition: Lightly Weathered

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