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St Mary Magdalene / Leper Chapel (The) - (Church of England)

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Address: Newmarket Road, Cambridge CB5 8TD, England
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+44 1223 413343
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A fine example of Norman architecture, this small chapel was built in the...

A fine example of Norman architecture, this small chapel was built in the 12th century to serve the patients of a nearby leper hospital.

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I recently went to see the Leper Chapel. I had been told about it years ago as part of a university lecture on the architecture of Cambridgeshire. It is one of the oldest... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 July 2015
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Thetford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2015

In Cambridge for a match at the nearby Abbey Stadium, I literally stumbled across this historic building as I walked past. Dating back to the twelfth century, the background is well documented on the Internet. Whilst not large, and situated in a dip next to the main road, the building is none the less impressive, the exterior is in good... More 

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Bordeaux, France
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015

A good place to stop on your way to samewhere. Not too much to do there unless there's a special event. It's worth to have a quick read through an information table - it's a very old building.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2015

I recently went to see the Leper Chapel. I had been told about it years ago as part of a university lecture on the architecture of Cambridgeshire. It is one of the oldest buildings in Cambridge dating to 1125. The entry door and altar area are impressive in their simple detail. The chapel itself is not easily accessible, and it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2014

It's very old, 1700's at least. Large churchyard at the back. I took lots of photo's. I wish there was more of the graveyard visible from the front road

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