Chippenham is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cambridgeshire.

Other places in the parish include: Badlingham.

Alternative names:

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1559
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1567

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational and Society of Friends/Quaker.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Kennett
  • Fordham
  • Moulton, Suffolk
  • Freckenham, Suffolk
  • Snailwell
  • Herringswell, Suffolk
  • Isleham

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

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.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Parish Records

FamilySearch Catalog


Census returns for Chippenham, 1841-1891

Church Records

Chippenham, Cambridgeshire: baptisms, 1560-1880; marriages, 1567-1880; banns, 1754-1862; burials, 1567-1877; list of vicars, 1311-1976 Author: Travers, N., Mrs.; Farrar, Michael; Church of England. Parish Church of Comberton (Cambridgeshire)

An indexed transcription of the parish registers of Chippenham : baptisms, 1559-1938; marriages, 1567-1950; burials, 1567-1950; banns, 1759-1950 Author: Cambridgeshire Family History Society; Church of England. Parish Church of Chippenham (Cambridgeshire)


St. Margaret’s, Chippenham, Cambridgeshire, monumental inscriptions Author: Cambridgeshire Family History Society

Court Records

Manor court book of Chippenham, Cambridge Co., 1685-1742 Author: Manor of Chippenham. Court (Cambridge)


School records of Chippenham Continuation Evening School, 1895-1900 Author: Chippenham Continuation Evening School (Chippenham, Cambridgeshire)

School records of Lord Oxford’s End School, 1876-1925 Author: Lord Oxford’s End School (Chippenham, Cambridgshire)


A Cambridgeshire community : Chippenham from settlement to enclosure Author: Spufford, Margaret


Vision of Britain historical maps


  • County: Cambridgeshire
  • Civil Registration District: Newmarket
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Sudbury
  • Diocese: Post-1836 – Ely, Pre-1837 – Norwich
  • Rural Deanery: Fordham
  • Poor Law Union: Newmarket
  • Hundred: Staploe
  • Province: Canterbury

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