St. Andrew's, Impington is celebrating a grant of £50,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund towards the rebuilding of its ancient churchyard wall.
Last rebuilt in 1614, the wall contains many old artefacts which will be re-used in the 2005 rebuild. The line of the wall and the bends in the road almost certainly have late Saxon origins and, together, form an important element in all that remains of the early Medieval settlement.
The project aims to hand on to future generations, in good order, the history of centuries and to provide local historians and the local community with an increased knowledge of their history.
It is planned to start work in April and complete before the end of this year.
Brian Williams, Chairman of the Appeal Committee said, "We are very grateful to the Heritage Lottery Fund. We will now be able to surround our beautiful Medieval Church with a wall that is in keeping with a Grade I listed building at the centre of a conservation area."
The Heritage Lottery Fund enables communities to celebrate, look after and learn about our diverse heritage. In the East of England H.L,F. has awarded over 1440 grants worth £191.8 Million since 1994.
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