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Trumpington (St. Mary and St. Michael)

TRUMPINGTON (St. Mary and St. Michael), a parish, in the union of Chesterton, hundred of Thriplow, county of Cambridge, 2½ miles (S.) from Cambridge; containing 759 inhabitants. The living is a vicarage, valued in the king's books at £5. 6. 8.; net income, £241; patrons and impropriators, the Master and Fellows of Trinity College, Cambridge: the tithes were commuted for land and a money payment in 1801. William Austin, in 1679, gave fourteen acres of land now producing £18 per annum, for teaching eight children. Here are still some remains of the mill celebrated by Chaucer in his Reeve's Tale. At Dam Hill, near the river Cam, several beautiful vases and paterae, urns containing calcined human bones, and other relics of antiquity, have been discovered. Christopher Anstey, author of the poetical Bath Guide, was born here in 1724.

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