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Sawtry St Andrew

[Transcribed and edited information from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland - 1868]

"SAWTRY ST. ANDREW, (or Beaumes), a parish in the hundred of Norman Cross, county Huntingdon, 3½ miles south-east of Stilton. The village, which is small and wholly agricultural, is situated on the road from Huntingdon to Peterborough. The tithes were commuted for land and a money payment under an Enclosure Act in 1804, and the glebe comprises 200 acres. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely, value £169. The church, dedicated to St. Andrew, is an ancient structure. The Wesleyans have a place of worship.

[Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868]
by Colin Hinson ©2013


  • The cemetery of Sawtry St Andrew still exists. However, the Monumental Inscriptions have not yet been recorded by the Huntingdonshire FHS.


  • Census information for this parish (1841 - 1891) is held in the Huntingdon Records Office.
  • The full 1841 Census of Sawtry is available as fiche set C111.
  • The full 1851 Census of Sawtry is available as fiche set C61.
  • A Surname Index of the 1881 Census of the Huntingdon Registration District, in which Sawtry St Andrew was enumerated (RG11/1601, Folios 25a - 32b), and which took place on 3rd April 1881, is available, as fiche set C3.
  • A full transcription of the 1891 Census of the Sawtry sub-District of the Huntingdon Registration District (RG12/1235) in which Sawtry St. Andrew was enumerated, and which took place on 5th April 1891, has also been produced by the Huntingdonshire FHS (as Fiche C-7).
  • The fiche sets mentioned above are available from the Huntingdonshire FHS.

Church History

  • The church of St Andrew consisted of a chancel, nave, west tower and south porch. The records of it are scanty, but its walls seem to have been of rubble largely plastered outside. Its roofs were of tiles overhanging at the eaves. The western tower seems to have been without buttresses, to have been lit with small slits and covered with a low pyramidal tiled roof. The south porch had an outer archway of one continuous chamfered roof.
  • The church was demolished in 1879.
  • There are photographs and further information on All Saints Churchyard on Rob's Churches website.

Church Records

  • These are available in the Huntingdon Records Office.
    • Baptisms: 1662-1733/4, 1735-1812, 1813-1886
    • Banns: 1754-1822
    • Marriages: 1662-1733/4, 1735-1754, 1754-1812, 1813-1838, 1837-1880.
  • Sawtry St. Andrew Parish Registers (births, marriages and burials) 1604-1886 are available, as fiche set D48.
  • The Huntingdonshire Marriage Indexes include marriages from this parish. These are, at present, issued in alphabetical listings in series: 1601-1700, and 1701-1754.
  • The fiche sets mentioned above are available from the Huntingdonshire FHS.

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