- 1648-2009 (Creation)
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The church of St Peter and St Paul at Scrayingham dates to at least 1208, the date of the earliest known rector, Henry de Stuteville, although recent analysis has suggested that parts of the building may date from an eighth century Saxon foundation.
The patronage of the church was in the hands of the Lords Wake of Lyddel from an early date until the sixteenth century, when it returned to the Crown.
The church was repaired in 1811 and largely rebuilt in 1853 by George Townsend Andrews at the expense of Colonel Chomley of Howsham Hall. Colonel Chomley's wife, Hannah, later built Howsham Church in his memory.
Scrayingham church is notable for being the burial place of George Hudson, the ‘Railway King.’ A new rectory was built I 1704 and altered in the 1760s and 1846.
The parish historically included Howsham and Leppington. There was a chapel of ease at Leppington, although this was demolished in 1979, and another, dedicated to St John the Evangelist, at Howsham until 1977, when it was transferred to the parish of Bossall with Buttercrambe.
Today the parish, which still includes Leppington, is part of the Stamford Bridge Group of parishes, together with Stamford Bridge and Low Catton.
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Revised by S. Kent, September 2016.