Fordham Church, Cambridgeshire

A very attractive and reasonably large church, although historically not distinguished it encapsulates the essence of an English Church with its perfectly proportioned tower, quietly elaborate carvings and its gloriously overgrown churchyard.

Most of the church dates from the 13th and 14th Centuries although there is some surviving 12th Century stonework. Renovations were undertaken in the 15th Century and then the whole was heavily restored by the Victorians in the 1860s/70s. This gives a rather jumbled architectural picture, but the whole is greater than the sum of its parts and, considering it is not an especially well known church, St. Peter and St. Mary Magdalene is most satisfying to visit.

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