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Boxworth, Cambridgeshire

Historical Description

Boxworth, a parish in Cambridgeshire, 4 miles SW of Swavesey station on the G.E.R., and 5 SSE of St Ives, Hunts. It has a post and money order office; telegraph office, Swavesey. Acreage, 2602; population, 274. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely; gross value, £610 with residence. The church has a monument of Sanderson, the blind professor of mathematics, and is an ancient building of flint in the Decorated style. 214

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 parishBoxworth St. Peter 
Poor Law unionSt. Ives 

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

Church Records

The register dates from the year 1558.


Church of England

St. Peter (parish church)

The church of St. Peter is an ancient edifice of flint and stone, in the Decorated style, consisting of chancel, nave of four bays, south aisle, north and south porches and a lofty embattled tower containing a clock and one bell: in the church is a monument to Nicholas Saunderson LL.D., F.R.S. the celebrated blind professor of mathematics in the University of Cambridge, who died 10th April, 1759: the church was thoroughly restored in 1868-9, and affords 150 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 Boxworth from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Boxworth 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.

DistrictSouth Cambridgeshire
Postal districtCB23
Post TownCambridge