SWAFFHAM PRIOR ST. MARY
"SWAFFHAM PRIOR ST. MARY, a parish in the town of Swaffham Prior.
Swaffham Prior main page."
- The following Churches have their own websites:
- "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 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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