Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

St Benet's Church, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

The tower of St. Benet's Church (sometimes St. Bene'ts as it is short for St. Benedict) is the oldest building in Cambridge. In fact, it is the oldest building in Cambridgeshire too! It is thought that the tower dates to between 1000 and 1050 - it was built during the reign of Ethelred the Unready!

Alas, everything else here is Victorian and not done with any great subtlety, but it is good that they left the tower virtually untouched - as it is very rare indeed to have a Saxon tower of such antiquity in a city centre.

Photo - Andrew J. Müller

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