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Swaffham Prior St Mary

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"SWAFFHAM PRIOR ST. MARY, a parish in the town of Swaffham Prior.

See also Swaffham Prior main page."





Church History

  • "The church of St. Mary, which had long been in ruins, but was used as a burying place for the Allix family, was restored in 1902, and is now the parish church: the restoration of the tower and the rebuilding of the steeple still remain to be done: a very beautiful rood screen, with loft and figures, was presented to the church in 1903 by the late C. P. Allix esq. : the building consists of nave and clerestory, part of the western tower, Norman and Early English, and remains of the western porch: the chancel and vestries were completed in 1879: the total cost of restoration amounted to about £6,000: there are sittings for 366 persons." [Kellys Directory - Cambridgeshire - 1929]

Church Records

  • Church of England
    • Swaffham Prior St Mary: The parish was united with Saints Cyriac and Julitta in 1667. Records of baptisms 1569-1662, marriages 1559-1653 and burials 1559-1653 reside in the Cambridge Record Office. Indexed transcripts exist in the Cambridgeshire Archives for baptisms 1569-1851, marriages 1559-1851 and burials 1559-1848, these include SS. Cyriac and Julitta after 1661; the transcripts of the parish registers for the years 1559-1852, for both parishes, are available, on microfiche, from the Cambridgeshire Family History Society Bookstall. The Bishop's Transcripts for the years 1599-1647, 1661-63 can be found in the Cambridge University Library, the later BT's were combined with SS. Cyriac and Julitta..

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