Knapwell, Cambridgeshire Family History Guide

Knapwell is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cambridgeshire.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1678
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1598

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • Elsworth
  • Bourn
  • Boxworth
  • Caxton

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

KNAPWELL, a parish in Caxton district, Cambridge; 3½ miles NE of Caxton, and 4½ SSW of Swavesey r. station. Post town, Elsworth, under St. Ives, Hunts. Acres, 2,000. Real property, £719. Pop., 156. Houses, 29. The property is divided among a few. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely. Value, £150. Patron, the Rev. David Craig. The church, excepting the tower, was rebuilt in 1865. Charities, £8.

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

Parish Records


Online Records (Free)

England, Cambridgeshire Bishop's Transcripts, 1599-1860


Vision of Britain historical maps


County: Cambridgeshire
Civil Registration District: Caxton
Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Ely
Diocese: Ely
Rural Deanery: Bourn
Poor Law Union: Caxton
Hundred: Papworth
Province: Canterbury