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Wimpole, Cambridgeshire

Historical Description

Wimpole, a parish in Cambridgeshire, 2½ miles SSE of Old North Road station, and 7 N of Royston. Post town, Arrington, under Royston. Acreage, 2468; population, 290. The property, with Wimpole Hall, belongs to the. Earl of Hardwicke. The Hall is partly of the 17th century, partly of the 18th; contains a rich collection of pictures by the old masters; and is approached by a spacious avenue, 2½ miles long. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely; gross value, £330 with residence. Patron, the Earl of Hardwicke. The church was rebuilt in 1749, and is an edifice of red brick in the Decorated style.

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 parishWimpole St. Andrew 
Poor Law unionCaxton and Arrington 

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Cambridgeshire is available to browse.


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

The Visitations of Cambridgeshire 1575 and 1619 is available online.

DistrictSouth Cambridgeshire
Postal districtSG8
Post TownRoyston