Soham with Barway is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cambridgeshire.
Other places in the parish include: Barway.
Alternative names: Soham
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1558
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1563
Nonconformists include: Baptist, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Independent/Congregational, Primitive Methodist, Society of Friends/Quaker, Unitarian, and Wesleyan Methodist.
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The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870
SOHAM, a small town, a parish, and a sub-district, in Newmarket district, Cambridge. The town stands on the Lode navigation, 5½ miles SSE of Ely r. station; had a monastery founded in 630 by St. Felix, and destroyed in 870 by the Danes; was the seat of a diocese during all the period of the monastery; is now a seat of county courts; presents a long, straggling, and irregular appearance, much improved by the recent erection of several handsome houses; and has a head post-office, a banking office, a good chief inn, a church, five dissenting chapels, an endowed school with £60 a year, a national school for girls, alms houses with £33 a year, other charities £554, a weekly market on Saturday, and a cattle fair on 9 May. The church exhibits characters from Norman to later English, is cruciform, and has an embattled tower. The parish comprises 12,706 acres. Real property, £28,635. Pop. in 1851, 4,706; in 1861, 4,278. Houses, 980. A large mere or lake was formerly here, but has been drained. About 10,000 acres are free land, now well-drained, and worked into a state of high cultivation. Orchards and gardens occupy much ground, and send large produce to London, Liverpool, Norwich, and Newcastle. The living is a vicarage, with Barway chapelry, in the diocese of Ely. Value, £1,654. Patron, Pembroke College, Cambridge.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].
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Poorhouses & Poor Law
- 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