Fen Landscape – All Saints Cottenham

North Fen, Cottenham, August 2021

The low sun picks out the tower of All Saints, Cottenham, against an approaching stormy sky. Pevsner writes: ‘The one feature one remembers about Cottenham church is the tower with its odd stepped battlements and bulbous ogee pinnacles. It is of yellow and pale pink brick and dates, exept for the ashlar-faced lower part, from 1717-19. … It was in existence when Pepys visited relatives at Cottenham.’ The Buildings of England – Cambridgeshire, 1970

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