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Chippenham, Cambridgeshire

Historical Description

Chippenham, a village and a parish in Cambridgeshire. The village stands on the verge of the county, 2½ miles from Isleham station on the G.E.R., and 4:½ NE by N of Newmarket, and has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Soham. The parish includes also the hamlet of Bad-lingham. Acreage, 4301; population, 612. The manor was given in 1148 by William de Mandeville to the Knights Hospitallers, who built a preceptory on it; passed after the Dissolution to the Russells, CromwelFs connections by marriage, one of whom entertained Charles I. here; and belongs now to the Tharp family. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely; net yearly value, £178. The church is a building of stone in the Gothic style, was restored in 1893 at a cost of £1700. It is rich in frescoes. There is a Congregational chapel. Chippenham Hall is a chief residence standing in a park of about 400 acres.

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 parishChippenham St. Margaret 
Poor Law unionNewmarket 

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

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DistrictEast Cambridgeshire
Postal districtCB7
Post TownEly