Isleham, a village and a parish in Cambridgeshire. The village stands near the river Lark and the boundary with Suffolk, 3½ miles E from Soham, and 6 N from Newmarket, and has a station on the Cambridge and Mildenhall branch of the G.E.R. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Soham. The parish comprises 5230 acres; population, 1698. Limestone is worked and exported. A priory, a cell to St Jagitto or Jacntus in Brittany, was founded here before 1219, and removed to Linton in 1254. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely; net value, £282 with residence, in the gift of the Lord Chancellor. The church is Decorated English, with a rebuilt Norman tower; comprises nave, aisles, transept, and porch; and was restored in 1862, and again in 1883. There are two Baptist chapels, a Primitive Methodist chapel, and charities worth about £200 a year.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Isleham St. Andrew|
|Poor Law union||Newmarket|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
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Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Isleham from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Isleham (St. Andrew))
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Cambridgeshire is available to browse.
Online maps of Isleham 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.