Alconbury, St Peter & St Paul Church
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
HERITAGE HIGHLIGHTS: Superb Early English chancel and angel roof
Much of the church interior is Early English, save for the 13th century chancel. The chancel is the most architecturally interesting part of the church, an untouched and very pleasing example of Early English work, with arcading along the walls and carved corbels on the west wall. The corbels are supported by carved demi-figures of men. The style of carving suggests that they are caricatures of real local people. Over the blocked chancel door are traces of wall painting. Under the east window are a trio of recessed openings used for storing church plate. The chancel roof is 15th century, decorated with carved bosses and angels with wings outstretched.
At the east end of the nave is a 17th century communion table. The pulpit is modern but it rsts on 15th century stone butresses with crocketed pinnacles. The font is 15th century but has been heavily restored.
Address: Church Way, Alconbury, Cambridgeshire, England, PE28 4DX
Attraction Type: Historic Church
Location: At the end of Church Lane. Alconbury is just south of the A1(M)/A14 junction, 4 miles northwest of Huntingdon. Usually open daylight hours.
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low to exceptional) on historic interest
Buckworth, All Saints Church - 2.3 miles (Historic Church)
Huntingdon, All Saints Church - 4.2 miles (Historic Church)
Steeple Gidding, St Andrew's Church - 4.5 miles (Historic Church)
Little Gidding Church - 5 miles (Historic Church)
Buckden Towers - 5.3 miles (Historic Building)
Buckden, St Mary's Church - 5.3 miles (Historic Church)
Offord Darcy, St Peter's Church - 6.4 miles (Historic Church)
Houghton Mill - 6.5 miles (Historic Building)
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