Reach, a hamlet in Swaffham Prior and Burwell parishes, Cambridgeshire, 5½ miles WNW of Newmarket, and 1 mile N of Swaffham Prior station on the Cambridge and Mildenhall branch of the G.E.R. Post town, Cambridge; money order and telegraph office, Burwell. It was a place of considerable importance before the Norman Conquest; was afterwards a market-town; and now has a school-church, erected in 1860 on the site of a ruined chapel, and a Congregational chapel.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
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Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Reach from the following:
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Cambridgeshire is available to browse.
Online maps of Reach are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Cambridgeshire papers online:
- Cambridge Independent Press
- Cambridge Chronicle and Journal
- Huntingdon, Bedford & Peterborough Gazette
The Visitations of Cambridgeshire 1575 and 1619 is available online.