Snailwell, Cambridgeshire Family History Guide

Snailwell is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cambridgeshire.

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Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1629
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1570

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • Fordham
  • Exning, Suffolk
  • Moulton, Suffolk
  • Chippenham

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

SNAILWELL, a parish in Newmarket district, Cambridge; 2¾ miles N of Newmarket r. station. Post town, Newmarket. Acres, 2,014. Real property, £2,409. Pop., 257. Houses, 25. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely. Value, £535. Patron, J. Tharp, Esq. The church is ancient, and has a Norman tower. Charities, £5.

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

Parish Records

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St. Peter’s Church, Snailwell, Cambridgeshire, monumental inscriptions, 1669-1985 Author: Bullwinkle, Alan; Bullwinkle, Margaret; Walley, Stephen; Cambridgeshire Family History Society


Census returns for Snailwell, 1841-1891

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts for Snailwell, 1849 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Snailwell (Cambridgeshire)

Snailwell, Cambridgeshire : baptisms, 1629-1746, 1752-1901; marriages, 1629-1901; banns, 1754-1814; burials, 1629-1903 Author: Bye, Elaine; Church of England. Parish Church of Snailwell (Cambridgeshire)


Old maps of Britain and Europe from A Vision of Britain Through Time


  • 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