St Peter's Church, Offord D'Arcy, Cambridgeshire
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An elegant riverside church
This Norman church's elegant fourteenth-century tower and spire overlooks a green and pleasant riverside setting. The great surprise is the arcades inside: the northern one has bold Norman arches of the 1100s, whilst its southern counterpart has graceful Gothic arches from some 200 years later, but that are still nearly 700 years old.
There is much to see here, including beautiful fourteenth-century stone carving in the south aisle's corbel faces and an angle piscina. Richard Nailour (died 1616), his two wives and many children are remembered in an alabaster monument, and a sixteenth-century rector in academic robes and a fourteenth-century knight in armour are commemorated by brasses.
03 June 2018 - 03 June 2018
“I have had a most rare vision. I have had a dream, past the wit of man to say what dream it was.”
A tower of kings
A Norman church in a picturesque setting
A serene light-filled interior
There is a firm path to the porchway and two steps down to the church.
Facilities & Hire
Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a very small number of them have heating, running water and toilet facilities.The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor.
4 miles south of Huntingdon, off B1043
Nearest railway station:
Huntingdon (3.2 miles)
History & Further 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 walkround guides we have for this churchCambridgeshire County Guide 2012
This free of charge short guide contains details of all the churches CCT cares for in Cambridgeshire. Printed copies of the county guides are also available at the church.
Useful local links:
- The Friends of St. Peter's, Offord d'Arcy: www.stpetersofforddarcy.co.uk
- 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