Chippenham  Cambridgeshire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Chippenham like this:

CHIPPENHAM, a village and a parish in Newmarket district, Cambridge. The village stands on the verge of the county, 3½ miles NNW of Kennet r. station, and 4½ NE by N of Newmarket; and has a post office under Soham. The parish includes also the hamlet of Badlingham. Acres, 4, 205. ...

Real property, £4, 248. Pop., 796. Houses, 153. The manor was given, in 1148, by William de Mandeville to the Knights Hospitallers, who built a preceptory on it; passed, after the dissolution, to the Russells, Cromwell's relations, one of whom entertained Charles I. here; and belongs now to John Tharp, Esq. All the land belongs to the same proprietor; and much of it has been planted. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely. Value, £240.* Patron, John Tharp, Esq. The church is good; and there are an endowed school and charities £45.

Chippenham through time

Chippenham is now part of East Cambridgeshire district. Click here for graphs and data of how East Cambridgeshire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Chippenham itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Chippenham in East Cambridgeshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 17th March 2018

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