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Landwade, Cambridgeshire

Historical Description

Landwade, a parish in Cambridgeshire, 4 miles N by W of Newmarket station on the G.E.R. Post town, Newmarket; money order and telegraph office, Fordham. Acreage, 127; population, 31. The manor belonged, in the time of Edward III., to the Hastings family, and passed to the Cottons. The living is a perpetual curacy, annexed to the vicarage of Exning, in the diocese of Ely. The church, which is a private chapel of the Cotton family, is an ancient building; consists of nave, transepts, and chancel, with a low tower, and contains some very old monuments of the Cottons.

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 parishLandwade St. Nicholas 
Poor Law unionNewmarket 

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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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.

DistrictForest Heath
Postal districtCB8
Post TownNewmarket