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South East View of Landwade Chapel Cambridgeshire April 18th 1845

South East View of Landwade Chapel Cambridgeshire April 18th 1845

Artist: Buckler

Medium: Watercolour

Date: 1848

Shelfmark: Additional MS 36426

Item number: f6

Length: 18.1

Width: 26.6

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Drawing

South east view of St Nicholas's Church in Landwade, on the Cambridgeshire/ Suffolk border. Landwade is one of the smallest parishes in Cambridgeshire. The church is located very near the moat of the old Tudor manor house of Landwade. It was built in c.1445 for Sir Walter Cotton, the Lord of the Manor, as his private chapel. The Cotton family took responsibility for the upkeep of the church up until the 19th century, when they sold the estate. There are many tomb monuments inside the church for members of the Cotton family. The building itself is of flint and has nave, transepts and chancel and a low two stage west tower. The tracery is Gothic Perpendicular style but the 15th century glass in windows was removed in the 19th century. The church however retains its 15th century roof.

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