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Horseheath, Cambridgeshire

Historical Description

Horseheath, a village and a parish in Cambridgeshire. The village stands near the boundaries with Essex and Suffolk, on the Cambridge old road, 3 miles NE from Bartlow station on the G.E.R., and 3½ E by N from Linton. There is a post office under Cambridge; money order and telegraph office, Linton. The parish includes also the hamlet of Horse-heath Green. Acreage, 1922; population, 507. The manor, with Horseheath Lodge, a mansion of white brick in the Elizabethan style, belongs to the Batson family. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely; net. value, £249 with residence. Patrons, the Governors of the Charterhouse, London. The church is an ancient building of flint and rabble in the Perpendicular style of the 14th and 15th centuries; consists of nave and chancel, with N and S porches, and a tower; and contains a 14th century brass of Sir John d'Argentine; it was restored in 1891. There are a Primitive Methodist chapel and some small charities.

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 parishHorseheath All Saints 
Poor Law unionLinton 

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 Horseheath 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 districtCB21
Post TownCambridge