Thursday, 21 June 2018

Wimblington, Cambridgeshire

I had one of the most frustrating days yesterday finishing off the remaining 7 churches to the north of Ely, revisiting SS Peter & Paul Wisbech to photograph the misericords, which I'd originally missed, redo the medieval glass which hadn't worked last time and to find the de Braunstone brass which I had likewise missed [it turns out that the brass is hidden away under an unremoveable carpet].

5 of the churches were lnk, one had a keyholder who was out and the last one was redundant.

St Peter, locked, no keyholder [but for what it's worth, not much, it is open every Tuesday between 0900 and 12am for tea-coffee-chat], is an astonishingly ugly Victorian building: a hodgepodge of styles, building materials and a God awful tower. I can't imagine the interior would be an improvement.

ST PETER. By Thomas Henry Wyatt, 1874. ‘Geometrical’, of grey coursed rubble with stripes of buff stone. Heavy tower over the crossing with short spire. Polygonal apse, no aisles.

St Peter (3)

Mee, perhaps deliberately, missed it.

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