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Church Micro 1956 - Longstowe

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Hidden : 07/02/2011
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Size: Size:   micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

St. Mary the Virgin - Longstowe

The church of St Mary the Virgin is a building of brick faced with flint stone, built 1863-1864 on the site of the old church; it consists of chancel, nave, north chapel, south porch and a low embattled western tower containing one bell, and also a peal of six tubular bells presented in 1898 by Mrs. Rushton, to which two others were added in 1903 as a memorial to her.

The original church was blown down in 1719, and the monuments to the Cage family which it contained are now in the chancel of the church. The small chapel on the north side was built by the late Captain Sidney Stanley.
The stained east window, a memorial to John Sharp esq. of Manchester, and Dorothea his wife, was presented by their children in 1864. The west window was erected by Mrs. Rushton to her three brothers, and in 1904 a memorial window was erected to Mrs. Sharp. The church has 180 sittings.

An oak lych gate was erected in 1896 by his widow as a memorial to the Rev. James Rushton M.A. rector here 1852-95. A beautiful rood was erected in 1920 as a memorial to the men of the parish who fell in the Great War, 1914-18. The register dates from the year 1569.

Extracts from Kelly's Directory- Cambridgeshire - 1929

The cache contains a log book and pencil - please replace it exactly where you find it.
Please note - the cache is not in or on Church property.

There is convenient parking at the published co-ordinates

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