St Andrew's Church, Ufford, Cambridgeshire
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A medieval gem with a fascinating monument
The oldest part of this delightful church is the chancel, dating to the late thirteenth century and although the building was later restored, it still retains its medieval character. Some of the most significant fittings include medieval bench ends, a fine fifteenth-century font with original cover, several impressive wall monuments and a series of early twentieth-century Arts & Crafts stained glass.
The tower hosts a cast iron bell frame containing four bells, two of which date from the first half of the fifteenth century. One of the most striking features of the church is the seventeenth-century reclining effigy monument to Lady Bridget Carre who was Lady-in-waiting to Elizabeth I and Anne of Denmark.
A blessing of angels and green men
A real Norman gem with the most spectacular surviving Norman archway
Some of the finest carved capitals in England
Facilities & Hire
Ufford is a large church with fixed pews, with capacity of over 100. There is electricity and heating. There are no toilet facilities.
OS reference: TF 0939104274
Nearest railway station: Stamford (5 miles)
History & Further Information
Why not make your visit more enjoyable and informed by finding out more about this church before you visit? You can download a range of publications below including the relevant county guide, and any walkround guides we have for this churchCambridgeshire County Guide 2012
This free of charge short guide contains details of all the churches we care for in Cambridgeshire. Printed copies of the county guides are also available at the church.
Useful local links:
- Visit Cambridge tourism website: www.visitcambridge.org
- Cambridgeshire Family History Society: www.cfhs.org.uk
- Cambridgeshire Association for Local History: www.calh.org.uk
- Cambridgeshire history website: www.cambridgeshirehistory.com
- Cambridgeshire Historic Churches Trust: www.cambshistoricchurchestrust.co.uk