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Trust will protect Stamford church

The rector of St Martin’s Church in Stamford has launched a trust to lead efforts to conserve the church and is appealing to people that are passionate about Stamford’s heritage and history – regardless of their beliefs.

Built between 1482 and 1485, St Martin’s Church is one of the largest in Stamford and is said to be one of the finest examples of complete Perpendicular church architecture in the country.

The church has a strong association with the Cecil family, which has owned Burghley House for more than 16 generations. Its chapel houses the tombs of Sir Richard Cecil and William Cecil, first Lord Burghley.

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