WISBECH ST. AUGUSTINE
[Transcribed and edited information mainly from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland - 1868]
"WISBECH ST. AUGUSTINE is an ecclesiastical parish, formed in 1869 from the civil parishes
of St. Peter Wisbech and Leverington."
[Transcribed mainly from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868]
by Colin Hinson ©2010
- St. Augustine's Church, Wisbech.
- "The church, erected in 1868-9, and opened in May, 1869, at a cost of about £4,000,
is a structure of brick, with stone dressings, in the Early English style consisting
of clerestoried nave, aisles and bellicot containing one bell: the reredos, erected
in 1878 is of stone the panels being filled in with glass mosaic displaying a central
cross with the figures of three angels on either side, bearing on shields the instruments
of the Passion: the stained east window, placed 7 Dec. 1883, is a memorial: the west
window was filled with stained glass in 1922, in memory of the men of this parish
who fell in the Great War, 1914-18: there are several other stained windows: the
church affords 500 sittings. The register dates from the year 1870. The living is
a vicarage, net yearly value £400, with residence, in the gift of the Bishop of Ely,
and held since 1926 by the Rev. Arthur John William Crosse C.B.E., B.A. of the London
[Kelly's Directory - Cambridgeshire - 1929]
- Church of England
- Wisbech St. Augustine:
Records of baptisms 1870-1977, marriages 1870-1972 and banns 1960-1977 reside in
the WIsbech Museum.
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