St. Bene't

Local nameSt. Bene't
LocationCambridge, United Kingdom

St Bene't's is a Church of England parish church in central Cambridge, England. Parts of the church, most notably the tower, are Anglo-Saxon, and it is the oldest church in Cambridgeshire as well as the oldest building in Cambridge.Bene't is an attempt to reconcile the Anglo-Norman name Benet with the Latin form of the saint's name Benedict. Latin documents from the thirteenth and fourteenth century refer to "ecclesie sancti Benedicti" while a contract of 6 June 1452 for a new roof referred to the "cherche of seynt Bennettys". Lyne's map of Cambridge of 1574 shows "Benett Ch" while Loggan's map of 1688 shows "St Bennetts Church". In the nineteenth century the church was variously referred to as being of "St Benedict", "St Benet" or "St Bene't". Modern usage is either "St Benet" or "St Bene't".

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More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Bene't's_Church

Email info@stbenetschurch.org

Phone +44 1223 355146

Address Bene’t Street, Cambridge CB2 3PT, UK

Coordinates 52°12'13.393" N 0°7'5.91" E

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