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The Cam, Cambridgeshire

Historical Description

Cam, The, a river of Cambridgeshire. It rises at Ashwell, near the boundary with Beds, runs 14 miles north-eastward, past Barrington to Granchester, receives there the Granta coming 12 miles from the west, and becomes navigable, proceeds thence 2¾ miles north by eastward to Cambridge, and goes thence 13 miles north-north-eastward past Chesterton, Waterbeach, and Upware to a confluence with the Ouse, 3½ miles above Ely. It was widened and otherwise improved in its course past Cambridge in 1869 at a cost of about £6000.

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: