Brinkley, a village and a parish in Cambridgeshire, 3 miles S from Dullingham station on the G.E.R., and 5½ S by W of Newmarket. The parish has a post office under Six Mile Bottom (S.O.); money order and telegraph office, West Wratting. Acreage, 1303; population, 278. Brinkley Hall is a chief residence. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely; net value, £194 with residence. Patron, St John's College, Cambridge. The church is an ancient building in the Perpendicular and Decorated styles. It was restored in 1874.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Brinkley St. Mary|
|Poor Law union||Newmarket|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The register dates from the year 1695.
Church of England
The Blessed Virgin (parish church)
The church of the Blessed Virgin, restored in 1874 by the rector and parishioners at an expense of about £1,000, is a building of flint, consisting of chancel, nave, aisles, south porch and an embattled western tower containing 6 bells: the chancel and nave are Decorated and the tower Perpendicular: there are 200 sittings.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Brinkley from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Brinkley (St. Mary))
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Cambridgeshire is available to browse.
Online maps of Brinkley 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.