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Reach, Cambridgeshire

Historical Description

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.

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


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyCambridgeshire 
Civil parishBurwell 
Poor Law unionNewmarket 

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:

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.

DistrictEast Cambridgeshire
Postal districtCB25
Post TownCambridge