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Cheveley, Cambridgeshire

Historical Description

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.

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 parishCheveley St. Mary 
Poor Law unionNewmarket 

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

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

The Visitations of Cambridgeshire 1575 and 1619 is available online.

DistrictEast Cambridgeshire
Postal districtCB8
Post TownNewmarket