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Shingay, Cambridgeshire

Historical Description

Shingay or Shengay, a village and a parish in Cambridgeshire, on the river Cam, 6 miles S from Potton station on the Sandy and Cambridge section of the L. & N.W.R., and 6 N from Ashwell station on the Hitchin, Royston, and Cambridge branch of the G.N.R. Post town, Royston; money order and telegraph office, Bassingbourn. Acreage, 768; population, 74. The property belongs to Lord Robartes. A preceptory of Knights Templars was founded here in 1140 by Sybilla, daughter of Roger de Montgomery. Traces of the foundations of the church are still discernible. The living is a chapelry annexed to the rectory of Wendy.

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 parishShingay St. Mary 
Poor Law unionRoyston 

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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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Visitations Heraldic

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DistrictSouth Cambridgeshire
Postal districtSG8
Post TownRoyston