Fulbourn, a village in Cambridgeshire. It stands under Gogmagog Hill, adjacent to the Cambridge and Newmarket branch of the G.E.R., 5 miles ESE of Cambridge, and has a station on the railway, and a post, money order, and telegraph office under Cambridge. It includes two parishes-All Saints and St Vigor, though all the parochial assessments are united. The living of All Saints is a vicarage, and that of Sfc Vigor a rectory, both being in the diocese of Ely. The livings were consolidated in 1876; joint net yearly value, £550 with residence. Patron, St John's College, Cambridge. All Saints' Church was taken down in 1776. Sfc Vigor's Church is a building of stone chiefly in the Decorated style. It has some interesting tombs and monuments, and an old carved oak pulpit. There are a Congregational chapel and some valuable charities. There is an annual fair held on the second Monday and Tuesday after Trinity. The county lunatic asylum here was erected in 1858 at a cost of about £40,000, and it has since been greatly enlarged. It now has accommodation for 500 patients.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
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Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Fulbourn from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Fulbourn)
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Cambridgeshire is available to browse.
Online maps of Fulbourn 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.