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This extract is from "Samuel Lewis Topographical Gazeetter - 1831"

SAWTRY (ALL SAINTS), a parish in the hundred of NORMAN-CROSS, county of HUNTINGDON, 3½ Miles (S.) from Stilton, containing 501 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry of Huntingdon, and diocese of Lincoln, rated in the king's books at 6.15.7½, and in the patronage of the Duke of Devonshire. The church, which is ancient, has three seats, or stalls, on the north side of the chancel. There is a place of worship for Wesleyan Methodists. A monastery, in honour of the Blessed Virgin, was founded in 1146, by Simon, Earl of Northampton who brought hither from the abbey of Wardon, or Sards, in Bedfordshire, a convent of Cistercian monks, whose revenue at the dissolution was estimated at 199.11.8.

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