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Kennett, Cambridgeshire

Historical Description

Kennett, a parish in Cambridgeshire, on a branch of the river Lark, at the boundary with Suffolk, and on the Cambridge and Bury branch of the G.E.R., adjacent to Icknield Street, 4 miles NE from Newmarket. It has a station on the railway, and there is a post and telegraph office at the adjoining village of Kentford, under Newmarket; money order office, Moulton. Acreage, 1431; population, 165. The manor, with Kennett Hall, belongs to the Godfrey family. Fairfax's headquarters were here in 1647. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely; net value, £156 with residence. The church is a small building of flint chiefly in the Early English style.

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 parishKennett St. Nicholas 
Poor Law unionNewmarket 

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

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Kennett 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.

DistrictEast Cambridgeshire
Postal districtCB8
Post TownNewmarket