Pampisford, a parish, with a village, in Cambridgeshire, and a station about 1½ mile from the village on the Cambridge and Colchester or Haverhill branch of the G.E.R., 1 E of Whittlesford station on the G.E. main line, 1¾ N of the boundary with Essex, and 4¼ miles WNW of Linton. It has a post office under Cambridge; money order and telegraph office, Sawston. Acreage, 1607; population, 329. There is a parish council consisting of five members and a chairman. Pampisford Hall, a large mansion of brick, about a mile from the village, stands in the midst of beautiful grounds, and was a seat of the Hamond family, who owned the manor and much of the land. It is now the property of the Binney family. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely; net value, £50 with residence. The church, which is surrounded by some beautiful elms, is an ancient building of flint and rubble with traces of Norman, and consists of chancel, nave, N aisle, S porch, and western tower with spire. It has an ancient rood-screen and a Norman font.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Pampisford St. John the Baptist|
|Poor Law union||Linton|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
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Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Pampisford from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Pampisford (St. John the Baptist))
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Cambridgeshire is available to browse.
Online maps of Pampisford 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.