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Trumpington, Cambridgeshire

Historical Description

Trumpington, a parish, with a village, in Cambridgeshire, 2½ miles S of Cambridge station on the G.E.R. It has a post and money order office under Cambridge; telegraph office, Grantchester. Acreage, 2312; population, 975. There is a parish council consisting of eleven members. Trumpington Hall and Anstey Hall are the chief residences, and there are several neat villas. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely; net value, £200 with residence. Patron, Trinity College, Cambridge. The church is Early Decorated English, and contains a brass to Sir Roger de Trumpeton of 1289 date, which is the oldest brass but one in England. Professor Fawcett, postmaster-general and statesman, who died at Cambridge in 1884, is buried in the churchyard.

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 parishTrumpington St. Mary and St. Michael 
Poor Law unionChesterton 

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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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Postal districtCB2
Post TownCambridge