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Thriplow, Cambridgeshire

Historical Description

Thriplow, a village and a parish in Cambridgeshire. The village lies 2¾ miles WSW of Whittlesford station on the G.E.R., and 7 NE by E of Royston. It has a post and money order office under Royston; telegraph office, Harston. Acreage of parish, 2501; population, 442. Thriplow Heath was a grand rendezvous of the army under Fairfax and Cromwell in July, 1647. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely; net value, £160 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Ely. The church is an ancient building of flint and rubble in the Early English style. There is a Congregational chapel.

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 parishThriplow All Saints 
Poor Law unionRoyston 

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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Visitations Heraldic

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DistrictSouth Cambridgeshire
Postal districtSG8
Post TownRoyston