Waterbeach is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cambridgeshire.

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Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1653
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1599

Nonconformists include: Baptist, Primitive Methodist, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Milton
  • Horningsea
  • Bottisham
  • Swaffham Bulbeck
  • Stretham
  • Landbeach
  • Swaffham Prior
  • Cottenham
  • Wicken

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

WATERBEACH, a parish, with a village, in Chesterton district, Cambridgeshire; on the river Cam and on the Cambridge and Ely railway, 5¼ miles NNE of Cambridge. It has a post-office under Cambridge, and a r. station. Acres, 5,556. Real property, £10,916. Pop., 1,435. Houses, 316. The property is much subdivided. There are extensive market-gardens. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely. Value, £605. Patron, the Bishop of Ely. The church is partly early English and all good. There are three dissenting chapels, an endowed school with £101 a year, six alms houses, and other charities nearly £270. See Denny-Abbey.

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

Parish Records

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Burial and grave registers, 1879-1936, Waterbeach Author: Waterbeach Burial Board (Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire)

St. Johns’ Parish Church, Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire, monumental inscriptions, 1707-1937 Author: Cambridgeshire Family History Society


Census returns for Waterbeach, 1841-1891

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts for Waterbeach, 1599-1866 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Waterbeach (Cambridgeshire)

An indexed transcription of the parish registers of Waterbeach Author: Symonds, Avril; Cambridgeshire Family History Society; Church of England. Parish Church of Waterbeach (Cambridgeshire)


A history of the parish of Waterbeach in the county of Cambridge Author: Clay, William Keatinge

Waterbeach commoners in 1689 Author: Saunders, Philip

Waterbeach–a parish profile Author: Rushworth, Gillian

The Waterbeach chronicle : events in the life of a fen-edge village between 1779 and 1899, as reported in The Cambridge Chronicle Author: Cheason, Denis; Danby, Joan; The Cambridge Chronicle


School records of Chittering School, 1914-1925 Author: Chittering School (Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire)


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


  • County: Cambridgeshire
  • Civil Registration District: Chesterton
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Ely (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Ely
  • Rural Deanery: Chesterton
  • Poor Law Union: Chesterton
  • Hundred: Northstow
  • Province: Canterbury

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