Stetchworth, a parish, with a village, in Cambridgeshire, 1¼ mile E of Dullingham station on the Cambridge and Newmarket section of the G.E.R., and 3½ miles S of Newmarket. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Newmarket Acreage, 2891; population, 722. There is a parish council consisting of seven members. The manor belongs to the Earl of Ellesmere, who is principal landowner. Stetchworth House is a chief residence, standing in a park of 40 acres. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely; net value, £224 with residence. Patron, the Earl of Ellesmere. The church consists of chancel (Norman and Early English), nave and aisles (Late Perpendicular), and tower with five bells. The nave and aisles have been restored, and the chancel was restored in 1895. The church contains some good stained windows and a fine monument of white and black marble erected in 1674 in memory of Richard, son of Lord Gorges, interred (together with his father and mother) in a vault beneath.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Stetchworth St. Peter|
|Poor Law union||Newmarket|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
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Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Stetchworth from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Stetchworth (St. Peter))
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Cambridgeshire is available to browse.
Online maps of Stetchworth 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.