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Castor near Peterborough

Listed under Churches & Abbeys in Peterborough, United Kingdom.

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Built on the site of a Roman camp, this is an exceptionally fine church of the Norman period with a central tower and spire (but not as old as the spire of nearby Barnack) that sit on superbly decorated arches showing pictures of mythical plants, animals, battles and hunting scenes. Within there are also remains of wall paintings, a carving of St Peter made possibly before the Norman Conquest and a number of memorials. The building is of local stone and consequently blends in with the landscape, the churchyard has a multitude of headstones and tomb-chests of sizes and shapes which enable time to be pleasantly passed reading of past life and death. 4 miles west of Peterborough and now by passed by the A47.

Written by  Robin Millerchip.

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