Cambridgeshire, EnglandGenWeb Project - Kirtling

Cambridgeshire - Kirtling

All Saints

The church of All Saints is an ancient building of flint with stone dressings, chiefly in the Norman style, and consists of chancel, clerestoried nave, aisles, north and south porches and a western towel supported by immense buttresses and containing 5 bells: in the church are the tombs of several of the North family, including Sir Edward North M.P. for Cambridgeshire, 1st Baron North. ob. 31 Dec, 1564, and his son, Sir Roger North de Kirtling, knight banneret and 2nd Baron, ob. 3 Dec 1600; the tomb of the latter bears his recumbent effigy in armour with gold spurs, the head resting on a baron's helmet and a couchant lion at the feet, the whole being surmounted by a canopy supported on six carved pillars; a third tomb commemorates Dudley, 4th baron, K.B. ob. 1677; and there are memorials to others of the family, dated 1665-6; there is also an ancient brass: the church affords 372 sittings. The register dates from the year 1585. The living is a vicarage, net yearly value 359, with residence, in the gift of the Earl of Harrowby, and held since 1927 by the Rev. Samuel Verner Wylie, of Glasgow University.

There is a Primitive Methodist chapel here. seating 80 persons.

[Kelly's Directory - Cambridgeshire - 1929]

Pen and ink drawing
Kirtling All Saints


All the surrounding pictures are from postcards sent to Joanne Hughes husbands family over the years. The comments are Joanne's.

Top left: Kirtling All Saints showing the graveyard - circa 1910. Postmark Kirtling 01 September 1910 Sent to Cape Town where Joseph L. Near (wife Agnes nee Leach) lived for a time.

Top right: Interior of All Saints showing the font - circa 1910, Kirtling Church circa 1910 Hilda Leach to Winnifred Near (my husband's mother). "Thought you would like this card of the Church were Grandfather Leach was verger for over 30 years." (George Leach). Grandmother was christened at the font in the foreground, when a baby. Hilda"

Left: The Green - circa 1914. No post mark, but address places the date at circa 1914. Where the horse and cart is, is Auntie Lid's house. (Adelaide Leach=John Smith). She was the daughter of the verger George Leach, my husband's great grandfather.

Bottom left: The Almshouses circa 1910. Post marked September 01 1910 Kirtling to Capetown South Africa

Bottom right: Up End near Kirtling - circa 1914 Postmarked 20 Jul 1914 from family in Southend on Sea

Above Left: From the Green, Country Lane,
looking towards Upend - early 1900's

Above: Right: Houses at Upend - early 1900's

Right: The School, Kirtling Postmarked 01 Seotember 1910.
To family in Capetown.

Below left: The Old Post Office - early 1900's

Below right: The Queen's Head Public House - early 1900's
Above left : The Moat - early 1900's Above right: Joanne's husband's Leach family was in service to the family who lived in this house. Great Uncle Bert was born here. (Son of George Leach and Martha Sargent). George Leach was the verger of the church for over thirty years.

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