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Fulbourn, Cambridgeshire

Historical Description

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.

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 
Poor Law unionChesterton 

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

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.

DistrictSouth Cambridgeshire
Postal districtCB21
Post TownCambridge