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Gamlingay, Cambridgeshire

Historical Description

Gamlingay, a village and a parish in Cambridgeshire. The village stands on the verge of the county, near the Bedford and Cambridge branch of the L. & N.W.R., 2 miles NNE of Potton, is large and populous, was once a market-town, and has now a station on the railway, and a post, money order, and telegraph office under Sandy. The parish contains also the hamlets of Woodbury and Tetworth. Acreage, 4460; population, 1692. The living is twofold, a vicarage and a rectory, in the diocese of Ely; net yearly value, £295 with residence. Patron of the former, the Bishop of Ely; of the latter, Merton College, Oxford. The church is Early English, and very handsome. It was restored in 1881. There is also a church at Gamlingay Heath, erected in 1886. There are Baptist, Calvinistic, Wesleyan-, and Primitive Methodist chapels. Woodbury Hall is a chief residence.

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 parishGamlingay St. Mary 
Poor Law unionCaxton and Arrington 

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

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Gamlingay from the following:

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 districtSG19
Post TownSandy