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All Saints is sited on some of the highest ground in Sawtry, sensible in an area prone to flooding and in a prominent position. This is probably why it has shared this site with a Roman look-
There has been a church on this site since pre-
St Mary’s suffered the same fate as the Abbey, both, it is thought, being dismantled during the Reformation. Some of the many abbey stones reputed to be in so many gardens in Sawtry may include some of St Mary’s. There is a collection of abbey stones against the wall of All Saints, visible as you walk up the path to the church door.
In 1879 it was agreed to pull down the two churches of All Saints’ and At Andrews and rebuild one, the current building. There are windows and memorials from St Andrews in the church, so more history is contained within the walls, perpetuating the worship communities of time gone by.
There is a medieval full length brass of Sir William le Moyne, a Lord of the Manor, dating from 1404 and medieval stained glass from one of the three manors of Sawtry.
The church of St Andrews was never replaced and all that remains of it is a part of the churchyard.
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