[Transcribed and edited information mainly from Kelly's Directory of Cambridgeshire 1929]
"REACH, a hamlet in the parishes of Burwell and Swaffham Prior,
a mile north from Swaffham Prior station on the Cambridge and Mildendall branch of
the London and North Eastern railway, 6 miles north-west from Newmarket, partly in
Staploe and partly in Staine hundreds, and in the Bottisham petty sessional division,
union and county court district of Newmarket.
[Description(s) transcribed by Martin Edwards ©2003 and later edited by Colin Hinson ©2010]
[mainly from Kelly's Directory of Cambridgeshire 1929]
A horse fair, which was originally granted to the burgesses of Cambridge by King
John, is held on Rogation Monday; the fair is opened by the Mayor and Corporation
- The Church of St Ethelreda & Holy Trinity, Reach.
- "The church of the Holy Trinity, erected in 1860, occupies the site of the ancient
but now ruined chapel of St. Etheldreda, the east end of which is still standing:
the present church is a building of stone in the Perpendicular style, consisting
of chancel, nave, transepts, and a turret over the western entrance containing one
bell; there are 150 sittings: the Rev. Lawrence Fisher M.A. of St. John's College,
Cambridge, has been chaplain since 1919, and is also vicar of Swaffham Prior, where
he resides, and is also rural dean of Fordham. There is a Congregational chapel,
erected in 1862, with sittings for 290 persons."
[Kelly's Directory - Cambridgeshire - 1929]
- Church of England
- Reach, Holy Trinity:
Registers are at the church for baptisms from 1901 and marriages from 1909.
- Reach Congregational Church:
Records exist at the Cambridgeshire Archives batisms 1862-85, 1924, 1924-45, marriages
1864-85. 1937 and burials 1863-85, 1923-25, 1937-39.
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