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Swavesey Church, 1902 (Alan Lee Swavesey collection)

St Andrew, Swavesey

History of St Andrew, Swavesey

Listed building:

Parish church; C11 and C12 wall fragments and quoins of nave and chancel of original Benedictine priory church; tower and North aisle C13, South aisle rebuilt and chantry chapel and South porch c.1300; chancel extended to full length of chapel and alterations to aisle windows early C14. Nave arcade, clerestory and roofs mid to late C15 with window tracery inserted into some original openings. Restorations C17, early C19, and 1865 by W.M. Fawcett, masonry said to have been used from priory ruins.

Notable Epitaphs in Cambridgeshire II: from Leaflets of Local Lore by Urbs Camboritum (Cambs Collection)

Swavesey church, 1902 (Alan Lee Swavesey collection)

Swavesey Church 1866-7, before restoration fund by Mrs Dudley Ryder, daughter of Thomas Cockaigne. Lost Monument of Nicholas Stone on right. (Alan Lee Swavesey collection)

Church on left, manor on right, road built c.1838. (Alan Lee Swavesey collection)

Swavesey Church (Alan Lee Swavesey collection)

Swavesey, Station Road c. 1920 note first telegraph poles(Alan Lee Swavesey collection)

Photo of pen sketch, pre 1894 (Alan Lee Swavesey collection)

Swavesey Church c.1930 (Alan Lee Swavesey collection)

Swavesey church choir 1933. (Alan Lee Swavesey collection) Back row from left: Will Heffer church warden, Henry Key, Will Froment organ pumper, Bernard Johnson, Sam Mytham, grandfather Rob Mytham, George Scouldan, Dennis Williams clerk, Harry Wells church warden. Centre row from left, Earnest Mytham, John Mytham, George Squeals organist and choir master, Rev. Cecil Dickson, Harry prime, Arthur Heffer. Front row from left, Ted Brashier, Cyril Watson, Alan Lee, Frank Hodson, Alfred Dalton, Cyril Wagstaff.

Team of bell ringers from St Andrew’s church 1970s. (Alan Lee Swavesey collection) From left, Brian Wake, Mark Doucefield, Dorothy Bamber, Nicky Bamber, Alison Bamber, Karen Stone.


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