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TL4557 :: Church of St Paul

Taken 1 year ago by N Chadwick near Cambridge/TL4658, Cambridgeshire, England

Church of St Paul by N Chadwick
Church of St Paul

Church of St Paul, Cambridge
The site occupied by the church on the corner of Hills Road and the new road which was to become known as St Paul’s Road was sold by Caius College in 1839 to the Ecclesiastical Commissioners and two years later the church of St Paul’s was built. The new church was a source of considerable embarrassment at the time, its “debased perpendicular style” provoking a vicious attack from the newly formed Cambridge Camden Society. St Paul’s was built to the design of Ambrose Poynter who was also responsible for two other Cambridge churches: Christ Church (1839) and St Andrew the Great (1842-3). At this time, the Cambridge Camden Society had just been established with A W Pugin as one of its founder members to oppose the resurgence of classicism in church design and to re-establish the “true principles of Gothic architecture” as expounded by Pugin. In short, they proposed to attack anything that did not conform in style and detailing to the middle-pointed period of the late fourteenth century. St Paul’s church, basically a loose interpretation of St Mary the Great in red brick. Grade II listed. LinkExternal link
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Listed buildings and structures are officially designated as being of special architectural, historical or cultural significance. There are over half a million listed structures in the United Kingdom, covered by around 375,000 listings. Listed status is more commonly associated with buildings or groups of buildings, however it can cover many other structures, including bridges, headstones, steps, ponds, monuments, walls, phone boxes, wrecks, parks, and heritage sites, and in more recent times a road crossing (Abbey Road) and graffiti art (Banksy 'Spy-booth') have been included. In England and Wales there are three main listing designations; Grade I (2.5%) - exceptional interest, sometimes considered to be internationally important. Grade II* (5.5%) - particularly important buildings of more than special interest. Grade II (92%) - nationally important and of special interest. There are also locally listed structures (at the discretion of local authorities) using A, B and C designations. In Scotland three classifications are also used but the criteria are different. There are around 47,500 Listed buildings. Category A (8%)- generally equivalent to Grade I and II* in England and Wales Category B (51%)- this appears generally to cover the ground of Grade II, recognising national importance. Category C (41%)- buildings of local importance, probably with some overlap with English Grade II. In Northern Ireland the criteria are similar to Scotland, but the classifications are: Grade A (2.3%) Grade B+ (4.7%) Grade B (93%) Read more at Wikipedia LinkExternal link
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Subject Grid Square TL4557
Subject Lat/Long 52.197497,0.129207 (click to view more nearby images)
Near Cambridge/TL4658, Cambridgeshire, England
Photographer N Chadwick
Taken 20191129 201911 2019 (about 1 year ago)
Submitted 2021-01-14
Snippet Listed Buildings and Structures · Church of St Paul, Cambridge ·
Context Religious sites ·

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