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Sturbridge or Stourbridge, Cambridgeshire

Historical Description

Sturbridge or Stourbridge, a hamlet in St Andrew-the-Less parish, Cambridgeshire, 1½ mile NNE of Cambridge. It formerly had a fair, which began on the Feast of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary and lasted six weeks, and which was at one period one of the largest fairs in England. It is now a comparatively small affair, lasting one week only.

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 parishBarnwell 
Poor Law unionCambridge 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Sturbridge or Stourbridge from the following:

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:

Visitations Heraldic

The Visitations of Cambridgeshire 1575 and 1619 is available online.