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Longstanton St Michael

Samuel Lewis's Topographical Gazeetter 1831

STANTON (LONG) ST. MICHAEL, a parish in the hundred of NORTHSTOW, county of CAMBRIDGE, 5½. miles (N. W. by N.) from Cambridge, containing 134 inhabitants. The living is a discharged vicarage, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Ely, rated in the king's books at 6. 12. 8½., and in the patronage of the Master and Fellows of Magdalene College, Cambridge. The church is a small thatched building.

For the Family Historian details of available records can be found on the Longstanton St. Michael page of GENUKI Cambridgeshire.

The church of St. Michael, an edifice of rubble and flint, erected about 1230, is a simple yet beautiful specimen of the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, aisles, south porch and a double bell gable at the west end containing 2 bells: the chancel was taken down in 1883 and rebuilt in 1884, as nearly as possible on its pre-Reformation lines, at a cost of 600: a beautiful triplet adorns the east end, and there is a large and double piscina with semicircular intersecting arches and an aumbry: the nave was restored in 1889, at a cost of 350: the roofs of the nave and porch are covered with thatch: there are 150 sittings. The register dates from the year 1559.

[Extracts from Kelly's Directory - Cambridgeshire - 1929]

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