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. 
He composed many hymns, including the well-known carol 'See Amid the Winter's Snow'.
See, amid the winter's snow,
Born for us on Earth below,
See, the tender Lamb appears,
Promised from eternal years.
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.
St Lawrence Church on 1 March 2018
Image: Christine Pullen
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Mawarden Court was the Stratford Vicarage from 1849 to 1947 .
Notice of an Auction at Mahwarden (sic) House 
'The whole of the Modern & Genteel HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, and other effects, of the Rev Edward Caswall.'
 '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].
 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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