Guyhirn Chapel, Guyhirn Chapel, Cambridgeshire

Address: High Road, Guyhirn, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, PE13 4ED
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A Puritan church

Designed in 1660 for Puritan worship and virtually unchanged, this little Chapel of Ease is simplicity itself.

When Cromwell’s Commonwealth ended and the monarchy was restored, neither the returning Stuarts nor the restoring Victorians altered its simple and austere appearance.

Built from brick and stone, the chapel has plain glass windows and its original narrow pews (deliberately unsuited to kneeling).

The churchyard is spacious and beautiful.

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Road directions

4 miles south west of Wisbech off A47

Public transport information

Nearest railway station: March (3.9 miles)

OS Reference No.

TF 403 040

What’s on & news

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Useful information

Why not make your visit more enjoyable and informed by finding out more about this church and the CCT before you visit?

You can download a range of publications below including the relevant county guide, and any walk round guides we have for this church.

 

 

 

 

PDF iconCambridgeshire County Guide (PDF, 4.8mb)

This free of charge short guide contains details of all the churches CCT cares for in Cambridgeshire. Printed copies of the county guide are also available at the church.

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Comments

  1. Roger Hawkins (24 Apr 2012, 16:49)

    I like it.

    I thought Berwick Parish Church was the only surviving Commonwealth church.

  2. Alan Grove (19 Sep 2012, 16:51)

    The date over the door says it all - what history and you can sense it as you stand there.

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Donate by text

Last year, we welcomed over two million visitors to our churches. If each person donated just £2, this would enable us to keep our churches open, safe and watertight for you and future generations to enjoy.

Close up of a mosaic at St Peter, Northampton

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Community information for Guyhirn Chapel, Guyhirn Chapel

 

All our Cambridgeshire churches are in CCT’s South East region. 

Useful local links

Visit Cambridge tourism website 

Cambridgeshire Family History Society 

Cambridgeshire Association for Local History 

Cambridgeshire history website 

Cambridgeshire Historic Churches Trust 

List of Cambridgeshire churches 

Cambridgeshire is in the Diocese of Ely

Donate by text

Last year, we welcomed over two million visitors to our churches. If each person donated just £2, this would enable us to keep our churches open, safe and watertight for you and future generations to enjoy.

Close up of a mosaic at St Peter, Northampton

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Guyhirn Chapel, Guyhirn Chapel, Cambridgeshire

Keyholder

If the access information for this church is listed as 'Keyholder nearby', this means that the key is kept by one of our invaluable volunteer 'keyholders', who usually live just a short walk from the church and can give visitors the key; sometimes this is a nearby hotel, pub, library, art gallery or other venue. You will find instructions explaining how to get the key when you arrive at the church.

Disabled access

There is a flat path to the door of the church and a small step at entrance.

Facilities

Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a very small number of them have heating or running water meaning that they can be cold, and very rarely have toilet facilities. The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor. We do apologise for any inconvenience the lack of facilities may cause.