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Friday, 20 February 2015

Isleham

Lectern
Isleham Church
We visited St Andrew's Isleham, Cambs today, Feb 20th 2015 on a dull day.   We also revisited the church on March 25th.  Unlike the last time we visited some years ago, the church was open.

Overall, the church feels light and airy inside.  It is part of the Three Rivers group of churches.






Tapestry

What looks like a millennium tapestry is hung at the rear of the church. This is a fine piece of work.






Isleham inside
Misericords
The church is famous for its clerestory windows, misericords, a brass lectern recovered from the fen (allegedly during drainage work in 1831) and the remains of the Peytons.




Roof
Sundial over main entrance
Inside, the church has a very fine roof.

Outside there is a fine sundial over the main entrance door.

Just down the road is the Isleham Priory Church.  Although now a barn, it is essentially in its original state. See later blog entry.

See http://www.islehamchurch.org.uk/ for more information on St Andrew's Church, Isleham.


Main door - very old!
Although we did not eat in Isleham on this occasion we have in the past.  We can thoroughly recommend The Merry Monk, which serves excellent food. Without doubt it is the best in the area. It is still a pub, but the food is definitely a cut above usual pub grub. Prices are reasonable and they have a good lunchtime menu too. We did eat at the Merry Monk on March 25th 2015. It is still run by Adrian Smith and the food was a good as ever.

See http://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/cambs/vol10/pp420-427.
 


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