Benwick, formerly a hamlet in Doddington parish, Cambridgeshire, now an ecclesiastical parish in the Isle of Ely, 5 miles from Wimblington station on the G.E.R., and 8 SW from March, under which it has a post office; money order and telegraph office, Doddington. Population, 794. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely; net yearly value, £276 with residence. The church, a building in the Early English style, was erected in 1851. There are Baptist and Wesleyan chapels.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Poor Law union||North Witchford|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The register dates from the year 1851.
Church of England
St. Mary (parish church)
The church of St. Mary was erected in 1854, at a cost of £2,500, the money being raised under "Gilbert's Act," and constituted an annual charge upon the living until the whole amount, with interest, is paid off: the church is an edifice in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, aisles, south porch and a western tower with spire containing a clock and one bell: the church was partially restored and the spire rebuilt in 1902, at a cost of £300: there are sittings for about 400 persons.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Benwick from the following:
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Cambridgeshire is available to browse.
Online maps of Benwick are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Cambridgeshire papers online:
- Cambridge Independent Press
- Cambridge Chronicle and Journal
- Huntingdon, Bedford & Peterborough Gazette
The Visitations of Cambridgeshire 1575 and 1619 is available online.