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CHIPPENHAM

[Transcribed and edited information mainly from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland - 1868]

"CHIPPENHAM, a parish in the hundred of Staploe, in the county of Cambridge, 4 miles north-east of the Newmarket railway station. Ely is its post town. It was given by William de Mandeville in 1148 to the Hospitallers, who had a preceptory here. It contains the village of Badlingham. The living is a vicarage* in the diocese of Ely, value £240, in the patronage of John Tharp, Esq. The church, dedicated to St. Margaret, is a neat Gothic edifice. The charities amount to £45 per annum. Chippenham Park anciently belonged to the Russell family. In the park near 2,000,000 of trees of various kinds have recently been planted, and it contains some fine exotics."

"BADLINGHAM, a hamlet in the parish of Chippenham, and hundred of Staploe, in the county of Cambridge, 5 miles to the north-east of Newmarket."

[Transcribed mainly from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868]
by Colin Hinson 2010

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