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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Waterbeach St. John|
|Poor Law union||Chesterton|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
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Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Waterbeach from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Waterbeach (St. John))
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Cambridgeshire is available to browse.
Online maps of Waterbeach 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.