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Sawston, Cambridgeshire, England. Geographical and Historical information from 1750.
Geographical and Historical information from the year 1750.
[Transcribed information from Stephen Whatley's Gazetteer of England - 1750]
(unless otherwise stated)
"SAWSTON, (Cambridgeshire) at the bottom of Gogmagog-Hills, S. E. of Cambridge, was the seat of Sir John Huddleston; to which Q. Mary I. came, and rode from hence in disguise behind his servant to Framlingham-Castle, where she first claimed the crown; and when she had obtained it, made Sir John her privy-counseller, and gave him the greatest part of Cambridge- Castle."
[Description(s) transcribed by Mel Lockie ©2011]