Church of St Cyriac & St Julitta, Swaffham Prior, Cambridgeshire
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A pair of eccentric churches
This strange and beautiful church is one of two in the same village churchyard. Until they were amalgamated in 1667, the two neighbouring parishes had their own churches. They both then saw varied fortunes including periods of dereliction until St Mary's became the formal parish church for both. St Cyriac & St Julitta has a fifteenth-century octagonal bell tower and a ring of six bells. The elegant Georgian interior has fantastic acoustics.
A medieval treasure saved by George Gilbert Scott
A 12th century church made of “handsome stone” in a tiny parish.
Victorian decorative genius. A church from our finest shortlist.
Church is in centre of village next door to the parish Church, St Mary's. On road parking and parking on grassed area at back of church. church is set up on a hill.
Unfortunately, disabled access is very difficult. There are over 20 steep steps up to the church from the roadside and some steps inside the church.
Facilities & Hire
Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a very small number of them have heating, running water or toilet facilities. The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor.
7 miles north east of Cambridge, on B1102
Nearest railway station: Waterbeach (4.3 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.uk
- 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