Cheveley, a village and a parish in Cambridgeshire. The parish lies on the verge of the county, 3½ miles SE of Newmarket station on the G.E.R., and has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Newmarket. Acreage, 2559; population, 610. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely; net yearly value, £580 with residence. The church is an ancient cruciform building in the Early English style. There is a small Congregational chapel. Cheveley Park, the property of the Duke of Rutland, is a well-timbered domain of about 300 acres, surrounded by a lofty brick wall. The house, which was built in 1632, was formerly of considerable size. Banstead manor, another country residence, is the property of the Slaters.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Cheveley St. Mary|
|Poor Law union||Newmarket|
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 Cheveley from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Cheveley (St. Mary))
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Cambridgeshire is available to browse.
Online maps of Cheveley 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.