Orwell is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cambridgeshire.
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1560
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1599
Nonconformists include: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Wesleyan Methodist.
- Little Eversden
- Great Eversden
The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870
ORWELL, a village and a parish in Caxton district, Cambridgeshire. The village stands adjacent to the Roman road to Cambridge, 3 miles NNW of Shepreth r.station, and 6¾ N of Royston; and has a post-office under Royston. The parish comprises 1,850 acres. Real property, £3,464. Pop., 645. Houses, 135. The property is divided among a few. The manor belongs to Capt. Bendyshe. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely. Value, £440. Patron, Trinity College, Cambridge. The church is ancient; consists of nave, aisles, and fine chancel, with porch and tower; and containsmonuments of Professors Stubbs and Mason, who were rectors. A chapel was formerly at Malton, and is nowa ruin. There are a Wesleyan chapel, an endowed school with £50 a year, and charities £82.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].
An indexed transcription of the parish registers of Orwell : baptisms, 1569-1950; marriages, 1560-1950; burials, 1560-1950; banns, 1754-1950 Author: Whiston, R. W.; Cambridgeshire Family History Society; Church of England. Parish Church of Orwell (Cambridgeshire)
Orwell, Cambridgeshire: baptisms, 1653-1895; marriages, 1653-1684, 1690-1901; banns, 1754-1895; appendix, 1676-1682, 1806; burials, 1653-1895; index Author: Mason, Jo; Cambridgeshire Family History Society; Church of England. Parish Church of Orwell (Cambridgeshire)
Land and property
- County: Cambridgeshire
- Civil Registration District: Caxton
- Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Ely (Episcopal Consistory)
- Diocese: Ely
- Rural Deanery: Barton
- Poor Law Union: Caxton
- Hundred: Wetherley
- Province: Canterbury