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Sawtry Abbey
Sawtry
Huntingdonshire District
Cambridgeshire  England

Cemetery notes and/or description:
Sawtry is a village in the district of Huntingdonshire in the county of Cambridgeshire, England. Sawtry is just west of the Fens, halfway between the city of Peterborough and the town of Huntingdon. During the Dark Ages, Sawtry was divided into three parishes - All Saints, St. Andrew and Judith and originally got its name from the fact that it was a trading centre for salt, an essential commodity in the Middle Ages. The Cistercian Abbey of St Mary was founded in 1147 by Simon de Senlis grandson of Judith De Lens, niece of William the Conqueror who owned land in many parts of Britain but built her Manor in Sawtry and whom the Parish of Sawtry Judith is named after. The Abbey took 91 years to complete and ministered to the local area both spiritually and physically. This was demolished in 1540 during the Dissolution of the Monasteries as part of the English Reformation, although traces of the Abbey still remain. [text added by Geoffrey Gillon]
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