"SNAILWELL, a parish in the hundred of Staploe, county Cambridge, 3 miles north of Newmarket, its railway station and post town, and 68 from London. The village, which is of small extent, is wholly agricultural. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Ely, value £535. The church, dedicated to St. Peter, is an ancient structure with a tower containing two bells. The register dates from 1629."