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Cambridge, Gloucestershire

Historical Description

Cambridge, a hamlet in Slimbridge parish, Gloucestershire, on the river Cam, 4 miles NNW of Dursley. It has a post office under Stonehouse; telegraph office, Eastington. It was known to the Saxons as Cwatbriege, and was the scene of a battle in the time of Edward the Elder, between the Saxons and the Danes.

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 CountyGloucestershire 
Civil parishSlimbridge 
Poor Law unionDursley 

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

Church Records

The Gloucestershire Parish Registers are available online at Ancestry, in association with Gloucestershire Archives.



Union Chapel

The Congregational and Baptist Union chapel at Cambridge, was built in 1807.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Cambridge from the following:

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Gloucestershire is available to browse.


Online maps of Cambridge are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following newspapers covering Gloucestershire online:

Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of the county of Gloucester, 1623 is available on the Heraldry page.

RegionSouth West
Postal districtGL2
Post TownGloucester