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Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire

Historical Description

Waterbeach, a parish, with a village, in Cambridgeshire on the river Cam, with a station on the G.E.R., 62 miles from London, and 5¼ NNE of Cambridge. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Cambridge. Acreage, 5722 of land and 28 of water; population, 1382. There are extensive market-gardens. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely; net value, £520 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Ely. The church is a building of stone in the Early English style, with an embattled tower, and has been restored. There are Baptist, Wesleyan, and Primitive Methodist chapels, and almshouses. See DENNY ABBEY.

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 parishWaterbeach St. John 
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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DistrictSouth Cambridgeshire
Postal districtCB25
Post TownCambridge