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From: "David Lamb" <>
Subject: Re: The parishes of Stanway [was: COLFIELD, TURNER, SILLETT at Stanway 1650s]
Date: Mon, 29 Nov 2004 08:34:23 -0000
The history of Stanway churches is not straightforward. I think the reason
for the two churches is that historically, there were two Stanways, Stanway
Magna (or Great Stanway), and Stanway Parva (Little Stanway).
The church at Stanway Magna was dedicated to All Saints, and its ruins now
stand in the grounds of Colchester Zoo, formerly, as Dave D. said, Stanway
Hall. It was built in the reign of either Edward I or Edward II (so between
1272 and 1307). It was in ruins by Henry VIII's time, though partially
restored in the early 1600s. It fell into ruin again in the Civil War, and
was never restored.
Stanway Parva's church was St Albright's (St Albright is apparently an
alternative name for St Ethelbert). I don't know when it was built, or
whether the current church building on the old London Road is the original.
Just to complicate matters, in 1845, a new All Saints was built, at the
junction of Shrub End Road and Straight Road. Up until 1960, it was known
as "All Saints, Stanway"; since then, it has been known more appropriately
as "All Saints, Shrub End".
There is a history of All Saints, Stanway, at:
I don't know if this provides any help.
David Lamb (Paignton, Devon, UK)
Interests (Essex): BAXTER, BERRY, EREY, GOLDSTONE, LAMB, MOTT, PARTRIDGE,
SARGENT, TICHBORNE, WEBB, WHEELER, WILLSHER
(Suffolk): BRYNGLOVE, CRISPE, FINCH, PARTRIDGE, PORTER, PRATT
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, November 28, 2004 10:21 PM
Subject: Re: COLFIELD, TURNER, SILLETT at Stanway 1650s
> In a message dated 28/11/2004 17:58:22 GMT Standard Time,
> If Stanway PRs only start at 1704, is this because earlier ones were
> Hi Brian
> A bit more searching gave the info that the previous parish church was All
> Saints and the remains are now in the grounds of Stanway Hall. No idea
> the registers are though.