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Denny Abbey, Cambridgeshire

Historical Description

Denny Abbey, a place in Waterbeach parish, Cambridgeshire, near the river Cam, 7¼ miles NNE of Cambridge. A Benedictine priory, a cell to Ely, was early founded here,. and given to the Knights Templars, and a nunnery was built on the priory's site in the time of Edward III. The refectory, which is in the Norman and Decorated style, still remains.

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

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Cambridgeshire is available to browse.


Online maps of Denny Abbey are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Cambridgeshire papers online:

Visitations Heraldic

The Visitations of Cambridgeshire 1575 and 1619 is available online.