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Adel Church and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Cambridge: ancient Shrines at Eyam and Iffley

Adel Church and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Cambridge: ancient Shrines at Eyam and Iffley

Adel, a village 2½ miles north of Leeds, possesses a very interesting little Norman church (bottom left) with sculptures on its chancel arch and south porch. In the distinctive church of the Holy Sepulchre at Cambridge (bottom right) one finds an echo of the Crusades ; for it was one of those built in certain British centres during this period in commemoration of the great "Round Church" of Jerusalem. Eyam Church, (top left) originally of the 13th century, has equally interesting associations, the "squint hole" in its wall remaining to remind us of its heroic rector's fight against an incursion of the Plague. Iffley Church (top right), in richness of Norman work, can challenge many a cathedral.

Other pictures from The Charm of Old Churches


The pre-Norman Church at Worth, Sussex

S. Giles in Cripplegate, the Resting Place of Milton

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