Edward Caswall

The Revd Edward Caswall (1814–78), was Perpetual Curate of St Lawrence Church Stratford sub Castle from 1840 until his conversion to Roman Catholicism in 1847. [1]

He composed many hymns, including the well-known carol 'See Amid the Winter's Snow'.

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See, amid the winter's snow,
Born for us on Earth below,
See, the tender Lamb appears,
Promised from eternal years.

Chorus:  


Hail, thou ever blessed morn,
Hail redemption's happy dawn,
Sing through all Jerusalem,
Christ is born in Bethlehem.


Lo, within a manger lies
He who built the starry skies;
He who, throned in height sublime,
Sits among the cherubim.

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St Lawrence Church on 1 March 2018

 Image: Christine Pullen 

See Amid the Winter s Snow (Cambridge ChCambridge Choir, Kings College
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Click the play button to hear the carol

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Mawarden Court was the Stratford Vicarage from 1849 to 1947 [1].

Image: 

Notice of an Auction at Mahwarden (sic) House [2]

'The whole of the Modern & Genteel HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, and other effects, of the Rev Edward Caswall.'

Sources

[1]  'Stratford-sub-Castle', in A History of the County of Wiltshire: Volume 6, ed. Elizabeth Crittall (London, 1962), pp. 199-213. British History Online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/wilts/vol6/pp199-213 [accessed 12 December 2020].

 

[2]   Notice of Auction of Household Furniture etc from the Salisbury and Winchester Journal Saturday, April 4, 1846 reproduced within the terms of the British Newspaper Archive. Image ©The British Library Board, all rights reserved.

 

 

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Living at Mawarden Court in the 1920's and 1930's

Mawarden court - Merritt painting ca 1942