Swaffham Bulbeck, Cambridgeshire
Swaffham Bulbeck, a parish, with a village, in Cambridgeshire, 2½ miles NW from Bottesham station on the Cambridge and Mildenhall section of the G.E.R., and 6 WSW of Newmarket It has a post and money order office under Cambridge; telegraph office, Swaffham Prior. Acreage, 4110; population, 800. There is a parish council consisting of nine members. Upper Hare Park is a chief residence. A Benedictine nunnery was founded at Swaffham Abbey before the time of King John by one of the Bulbeck family. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely; net value, £200 with residenc& Patron, the Bishop of Ely. The church, erected in the 14th century, is chiefly in the Late Decorated style, with an Early English tower. There is an endowed school with £35 a year.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Swaffham-Bulbeck St. Mary|
|Poor Law union||Newmarket|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Swaffham Bulbeck from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Swaffham-Bulbeck (St. Mary))
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Cambridgeshire is available to browse.
Online maps of Swaffham Bulbeck 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.