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REACH, a hamlet, partly in the parish of Burwell, hundred of Staploe, and partly in that of Swaffham-Prior, hundred of Staine, union of Newmarket, county of Cambridge, 5½ miles (W. N. W.) from Newmarket; containing 416 inhabitants. This was anciently a market-town, to which ships of considerable burthen had access before the draining of the fens; and it possessed a church. A large fair for horses, granted to the corporation of Cambridge by charter of King John, is held here on Rogation-Monday.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858.