Impington, a village and a parish in Cambridgeshire. The village stands 1 mile ESE from Histon station on the G.E.R., and 2½ miles N from Cambridge, and was once a market-town. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Cambridge. The parish comprises 1668 acres; population, 418. A handsome mansion here called Impington Hall, belonged to the Pepys family, is frequently mentioned in Pepys' diary, and passed by marriage to the family of Coffin. A woman of this parish was enveloped in a snow-drift in 1799, remained in it nearly eight days and nights, and was taken out alive, and a monument recording the event now stands on the spot. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely; gross yearly value,, £138. The church is a small building of stone in the Decorated and Perpendicular styles, consists of nave, aisle, and chance, with porch and tower, and has a brass of the Burgoynes of 1500.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Impington St. Andrew|
|Poor Law union||Chesterton|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Impington from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Impington (St. Andrew))
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Cambridgeshire is available to browse.
Online maps of Impington 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.