All Saints' Memorial Cross, in the middle of All Saints' Garden, St John's Street, Cambridge, by Basil Champneys (1842-1935). 1882. Photograph and text by Jacqueline Banerjee. [You may use these images without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite it in a print one. Click on the images for larger pictures.]

All Saints' Garden is adjacent to the south west side of Champney's Divinity School on St John's Street. This was where All Saints' Church and its churchyard was, before the church's demolition in 1865. The Gothic memorial cross carries an inscription reading: "This Cross / marks the site of the / Old Church of All Saints, / which was taken down in 1865, / and also commemorates / the Literary Men, / Benefactors / and other Parishioners / whose names are inscribed / on the faces of the pedestal." This is followed by the text, "The souls of the righteous / are in the hand of God," with the date, MDCCCLXXX. Champneys received £50 for this small commission (see Humphrey 17).

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Sources

Humphrey, Stephen Charles. The Victorian Rebuilding of All Saints' Church, Cambridge, Or, The Salt of Noble Sentiment in Jesus Lane. The Ecclesiological Society (booklet), 1983. Print.


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