GREAT St MARY'S

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Great St Mary's, Cambridge

Great St Mary's (aka 'GSM') is a parish church and the University Church, the first home of the University in 1209. The present building dates from the 15th century. The Protestant reformer, Martin Bucer (1491-1551), preached here, was burnt nearby, and his ashes are interred in the church. Queen Elizabeth I visited the church and Stephen Hawking had his funeral service here. It is famous for its bells, which date from 1515, and its clock, installed in 1793. For a fee, visitors can climb the tower for fabulous views over the city. The picture is the view to the north, showing Gonville and Caius College in the foreground.

Region/Nation
Location/Address
The University Church
Senate House Hill
Cambridge
County
Cambridgeshire
Post Code
CB2 3BQ
Main Historic Period
Medieval
Useful Website Address
Tip/Nearby
Cambridge Colleges, including King's
Primary Management
Educational establisment

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