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Sawtry Judith

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

"SAWTRY JUDITH, an extra parochial place, in the hundred of Norman Cross, county Huntingdon, 4 miles south-east of Stilton. It was formerly a separate parish, but is now annexed to Sawtry All Saints. A Cistercian abbey was founded here in 1146 by Simeon de St. Liz, Earl of Northampton, which flourished till the Dissolution, when its revenue was returned at £141 3s. 8d., and the site given to the Cromwells. It includes a large tract of woodland, chiefly oak, called Monks' Wood. The church has long been demolished. Roman urns and other antiquities were found here in 1772.

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


  • There is no surviving churchyard to the church of St Mary.



  • 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.) Judith was enumerated (RG11/1601, Folios 58a - 62b), 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.) Judith was enumerated, and which took place on 5th April 1891, has also been produced by the Huntingdonshire FHS (as Fiche C-7).
  • The above mentioned fiche sets are available from the Huntingdonshire FHS.

Church History

  • There is now no church in Sawtry Judith, nor has there been since 1573.

Church Records

  • There are no surviving church records remaining for Sawtry Judith. The local population used the parish churches of Sawtry All Saints or Sawtry St Andrew.

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