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Stow cum Quy, Cambridgeshire

Historical Description

Stow-cum-Quy, a parish in Cambridgeshire, with a station on the Cambridge and Mildenhall branch of the G.E.R., and 5 miles ENE of Cambridge. Post town, Cambridge; money order and telegraph office, Bottisham. Acreage, 1879; population, 387. There is a parish council consisting of five members. The manor, with Quy Hall, belongs to the Francis family. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely; net value, £218 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Ely. The church is an ancient embattled building of flint in the Decorated style, consisting of chancel, nave, aisles, N and S porches, and an embattled western tower. There is a Wesleyan chapel. Jeremy Collier was a native.

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 parishStow cum Quy St. Mary 
Poor Law unionChesterton 

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Land and Property

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DistrictSouth Cambridgeshire
Postal districtCB25
Post TownCambridge