TL4658 : St Matthew's Church

taken 1 year ago, near to Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, Great Britain

St Matthew's Church
St Matthew's Church
Designed by Richard Reynolds Rowe and completed in 1866, one of the new parish churches dedicated to the four Evangelists and built just outside the central ring road in the later 19th century to serve the expanding residential areas, St Matthews was situated "in a poor quarter" as noted by Pevsner. "Brick with lancets, humble but of unusual plan: Greek cross with octagonal centre ... Spectacular interior, the skylit octagon being faced with vigorous panelling - a kind of pitch-pine version of Ely." Rowe had assisted George Gilbert Scott in his restoration of the Octagon at Ely Cathedral in the previous decade. The eastern arm of the cruciform plan ends in an apse, and the building is constructed in gault brick with redbrick dressings. The Holy Table is said to have come from Trinity College Chapel and to date from the 17th century.

Arthur Mee in 1939 described the church as "more curious than interesting".

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St Matthew's is listed Grade II LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Saturday, 18 July, 2020   (more nearby)
Saturday, 18 July, 2020
Geographical Context
Religious sites  City, Town centre 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 4619 5853 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:12.3367N 0:8.2762E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 4617 5851
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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