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Huntingdonshire Parishes - Sawtry

 

Brief Description:

SAWTRY (ALL SAINTS), a parish in the hundred of NORMAN-CROSS, county of HUNTINGDON, 3½ Miles (S.) from Stilton, containing 501 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry of Huntingdon, and diocese of Lincoln, rated in the king's books at 6.15.7½, and in the patronage of the Duke of Devonshire. The church, which is ancient, has three seats, or stalls, on the north side of the chancel. There is a place of worship for Wesleyan Methodists. A monastery, in honour of the Blessed Virgin, was founded in 1146, by Simon, Earl of Northampton who brought hither from the abbey of Wardon, or Sards, in Bedfordshire, a convent of Cistercian monks, whose revenue at the dissolution was estimated at 199.11.8.

SAWTRY (ST. ANDREW), a parish in the hundred of NORMAN-CROSS, county of HUNTINGDON, 3½ miles (S. by E.) from Stilton, containing 319 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry of Huntingdon, and diocese of Lincoln, rated in the kings books at 8.1.0½. A. Annesley, Esq. was patron in 1812.

SAWTRY (ST. JUDITH), an extra-parochial liberty (formerly a parish), in the hundred of NORMAN-CROSS, county of HUNTINGDON, 4 miles (S. by E.) from Stilton, containing 207 inhabitants. The church has long been demolished. Here, it is said, was formerly a cell to the abbey of Ramsey.

This extract is from "Samuel Lewis Topographical Gazeetter - 1831"
Hundred:
NORMAN-CROSS
Registration District:
Sawtry was originally in the Huntingdondon Registration District of Huntingdon since 1st July 1837. It subsequently became a sub-District itself. It is now part of the Huntingdon Registration District again.

First Appearance of Name:
Charter - 974.
Available Bookstall items:

1841 Census
1851 Census
1891 Census
Parish Registers - St. Andrews
Books - Victoria County History - Sawtry

Links:

GENUKI Huntingdonshire - Sawtry
Roll of Honour - Huntingdonshire War Memorials
Karen Scott's Virtual Community
Kelly's Directory of Huntingdonshire 1903 - Sawtry
Cambridgeshire History on the Net - Sawtry


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