The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, better known as the Round Church, was built around 1130, making it one of the oldest buildings in Cambridge. It is one of only five surviving medieval round churches in England.

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General view from northwest. Round Church, Cambridge, England. Holly Hayes
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Round Church
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Text courtesy of Historic England. © Crown Copyright, reprinted under the Open Government License.

TL 4458 NE BRIDGE STREET (North East side) 667/3/14 Church of the Holy Sepulchre 26/04/50


Includes: CHURCH OF THE HOLYSEPULCHRE, ROUND CHURCH STREET On east side of Bridge Street opposite the north end of St John's Street. One of the 5 surviving round churches in the country. The circular nave with its aisle is of the first half of the C12; the upper part was altered in the C15 and there are remains of that date in the chancel. The building was drastically restored and in part rebuilt in 1841, to which date much of the Eastern arm belongs. The work was done under the direction of A Salvin, and financed by the Cambridge Camden Society. Most of the fittings date from this period. Nos 8-19 (cons), The Church of the Holy Sepulchre and The Church of St Clement form a group. (Sources: The Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England: Inventory of the Historical Monuments in the City of Cambridge: 1959:-)

Listing NGR: TL4488358807

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Round Church, Cambridge, England
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Holly Hayes
Date Added
October 8, 2013
Last Updated
May 7, 2022