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Spinney, Cambridgeshire

Historical Description

Spinney, a quondam abbey 5 miles S of Ely, in Cambridgeshire. It was founded in the time of Henry III. by Sir H. De Malebisse, became the seat in the 17th century of Henry Cromwell, was visited in his time by Charles II., and passed to Lord Orford and others.

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.


Newspapers and Periodicals

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