Castle Camps, Cambridgeshire
Castle-Camps, a parish in Cambridgeshire, on the verge of the county, 3 miles SE from Bartlow station on the G.E.R. It has a post office under Cambridge; money order and telegraph office, Haverhill. Acreage, 3184; population, 859. The manor was given at the Conquest to Aubrey de Vere. The De Veres made over the property to the Skinner family, one of whom was Lord Mayor of London, and it changed hands again before it came to Thomas Sutton about 1603. It was given by him to the Charter House, London. A castle of the De Veres stood on it, and appears to have been magnificent, but is now represented by only a deep moat round a farmhouse on its site. Large entrenchments of the East Angles and the Danes were in the parish, and these, with the castle, gave rise to the name of Castle-Camps. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely; net yearly value, £424 with residence. Patron, the Charter-House of London. The church is a structure of flint and rubble in the Perpendicular style. It was restored in 1883. There is also a Congregational chapel. In 1885 the Cambridgeshire portion of HeUons Bumpsted parish was amalgamated with this parish. Camps-End is a hamlet½ a mile W of the church.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Castle-Camps All Saints|
|Poor Law union||Linton|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Castle Camps from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Castle-Camps (All Saints))
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Cambridgeshire is available to browse.
Online maps of Castle Camps 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.