Walking along the streets of Cambridge looking at the colleges, my friends pointed out The Round Church.
The church is actually called the Church of the Holy Sepulchre but its’ stunning shape has given it the nickname “The Round Church”. At the time the church was built, most churches were made into the shape of a cross, thus this one is quite special.
It is actually the second oldest building in Cambridge. It was constructed in 1130 by the Fraternity of the Holy Sepulchre, a religious guild of local merchants. Apparently they were the Rotary Club of their time.
These angels were added in the 15th century. I think it’s interesting how they have been painted black.
Only three other round churches have survived in the UK – so if you are in the ares, it’s worth popping in.
Have you been to Cambridge? Did you see the Round Church when you were there? Check out all my posts on Cambridge here. What did I miss that I should see next time?