Snailwell, Cambridgeshire

Historical Description

Snailwell, a village and a parish in Cambridgeshire, 2 ½ miles N of Newmarket station on the G.E.R. There is a post office under Newmarket; money order and telegraph office,Exning. Acreage, 2034; population, 181. The manor, with most of the land, belongs to the Tharp family. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely; net value, £342 with residence. The church is an ancient building of flint and stone, consisting of chancel, nave, aisles, S porch, and a round western tower of Norman work. It has a fine reredos and some good stained windows.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1894-5

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

Transcript of the entry for Snailwell (St. Peter) from Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848


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