Rampton, a parish in Cambridgeshire, on an affluent of the river Ouse, 1½ mile ENE of Long Stanton station on the St Ives and Cambridge branch of the G.E.R., and 7 miles N by W of Cambridge. Post town, Cambridge; money order and telegraph office, Cottenham. Acreage, 1372; population, 220. The manor belongs to the family of Staffurth of Whittlesea. Eampton Manor is a chief residence. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely; gross value, £250 with residence. The church is a rubble building in mixed styles, consisting of chancel, nave, S aisle, S porch, and an embattled western tower with three bells. It has a tomb in the chancel of the time of Henry III., with recumbent effigy of the founder, a knight of the De Lisle family. A slab in the nave bears the impress of a very good floriated cross and Lombardic inscription to Sir Richard de Huntingdon. An interesting example of a low-side window retains its iron grating, and an aumbry and piscina are in the chancel. The S aisle retains a piscina.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Rampton All Saints|
|Poor Law union||Chesterton|
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Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Rampton from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Rampton (All Saints))
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Cambridgeshire is available to browse.
Online maps of Rampton are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
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- 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.