Wimpole, Cambridgeshire Family History Guide

Wimpole is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cambridgeshire.

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Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1560
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1599

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Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

WIMPOLE, a parish in Caxton district, Cambridge; 2¾ miles SSE of Old North Road r. station, and 7 N of Royston. Post town, Arrington, under Royston. Acres, 2,428. Real property, £3,051. Pop., 406. Houses, 74. The property, with W. Hall, belongs to the Earl of Hardwicke. The Hall is partly of the 17th century, partly of the 18th; contains a rich collection of pictures by the old masters; and is approached by a spacious avenue, 2¾ miles long. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely. Value, £398. Patron, the Earl of Hardwicke. The church was rebuilt in 1749. Charities, £21.

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

Parish Records

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Cemeteries

St. Andrews’ cemetery, Wimpole, Cambridgeshire, monumental inscriptions, 1710-1973 Author: Cambridgeshire Family History Society

Census

Census returns for Wimpole, 1841-1891

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts for Wimpole, 1599-1857 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Wimpole (Cambridgeshire)

Parish registers for Wimpole, 1560-1876 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Wimpole (Cambridgeshire)

Land and property

Land tax assessments for the parish of Wimpole, 1810-1832 Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Cambridgeshire)

Schools

School records of Wimpole Church of England School, 1908-1925 Author: Wimpole Church of England School (Wimpole, Cambridgeshire)

Taxation

Land tax assessments for the parish of Wimpole, 1810-1832 Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Cambridgeshire)

Maps

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

Administration

  • 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