Swaffham Prior  Cambridgeshire


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

SWAFFHAM-PRIOR, a village and a parish in Newmarket district, Cambridge. The village stands 5½ miles W of Newmarket r. station; was once a market-town: and has a post-office under Cambridge. The parish contains also the ancient hamlet of Reach; was originally two parishes,-St. Mary, and St. ...

Cyriac; and comprises 5,297 acres. Real property, £8,432. Pop., 1,329. Houses, 312. The property is subdivided. S. House is the seat ofP. Allix, Esq. The living is a double vicarage in the diocese of Ely. Value, £500.* Patron, alternately the Bishop of Ely and the Dean and Chapter. St. Mary's church is a picturesque ruin; St. Cyriac's church has been rebuilt; and both stand in one church-yard. There are two dissenting chapels, an endowed school with £30 a year, alms houses, and other charities.

Swaffham Prior through time

Swaffham Prior 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 Swaffham Prior itself, go to Units and Statistics.

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


Date accessed: 03rd December 2021

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