Spinney  Cambridgeshire


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

SPINNEY, a quondam abbey 5 miles S of Ely, in Cambridge. It was founded, in the time of Henry III., by Sir H. De Malebisse; became the seat, in the 17th century, of Henry Cromwell; was visited, in his time, by Charles II.; and passed to Lord Orford and others.

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Spinney through time

Spinney 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 Spinney itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 17th August 2022

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