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Ashley cum Silverley, Cambridgeshire

Historical Description

Ashley-cum-Silverley, a parish in Cambridgeshire, on the verge of the county, at Ashley Gap, 4 miles ESE of Newmarket railway station. It has a post office, of the name of Ashley, under Newmarket; money order and telegraph office, Cheveley. Acreage, 2225; population, 455. The living is a rectory and a vicarage-Ashley rectory, Silverley vicarage-in the diocese of Ely. Patron, Lord North. The church was built in 1845.

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 
Ecclesiastical parishAshley cum Silverley St. Mary 
Poor Law unionNewmarket 

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

Church Records

The register dates from the year 1746.


Church of England

St Mary (parish church)

The church of St. Mary, opened in November, 1845, is a cruciform building of flint with Bath stone dressings, and consists of chancel, nave and transepts and a western turret containing one bell: the Church was restored in 1907 at a cost of £700, and affords 300 sittings.

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Ashley cum Silverley from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Ashley cum Silverley 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 districtCB8
Post TownNewmarket