Report problems or contribute information

 
1 Introduction 2 Message details 3 Upload file 4 Submitted

Help and advice for Stow Cum Quy

If you have found a problem on this page then please report it on the following form. We will then do our best to fix it. If you are wanting advice then the best place to ask is on the area's specific email lists. All the information that we have is in the web pages, so please do not ask us to supply something that is not there. We are not able to offer a research service.

If you wish to report a problem, or contribute information, then do use the following form to tell us about it.

We are in the process of upgrading the site to implement a content management system.

Stow Cum Quy

STOW-CUM-QUY

[Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868]
by Colin Hinson ©2013

"STOW-CUM-QUY, a parish in the hundred of Staine, county Cambridge, 5 miles north-east of Cambridge, its post town. The village is situated near the ancient Fleam Dyke. An Enclosure Act was obtained in 1839, when 4 acres were appropriated for the purpose of recreation. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Ely, value £52, in the patronage of the bishop. The church is dedicated to St. Mary. The parochial charities produce about £16 per annum. There is a village school supported by voluntary contributions. The Wesleyans have a chapel. Dr. Jeremy Collier was born here in 1650, and died in 1726."

"QUY, a chapelry in the parish of Stow cum Quy, hundred of Staine, county Cambridge, 5 miles north-east of Cambridge."

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

Cemeteries

Census

Churches

Church History

  • "The church of St. Mary, erected circa 1340, and situated close to the main road, is an ancient embattled edifice of stone in the Decorated style, consisting of chancel, clerestoried nave of four bays, aisles, north and south porches and an embattled western tower containing 5 bells: the nave arcades, with the exception of an Early English arch to the south-east, are Decorated; the clerestory is Perpendicular; the rood screen, of the same date, is in five compartments, and has been restored: the north aisle, also Perpendicular, has some modern memorials to the Martin family, of Quy Hall: both aisles have slight projections at their eastern ends, forming quasi-transepts: each transept has a piscina: the font, an octagon, is Perpendicular, with blank shields on the sides; the church contains a curious brass with effigies of a man in armour, his wife (figure now lost), 12 sons and four daughters, and a mutilated inscription, which when perfect commemorated John Ansty esq. formerly lord of this 'ville,' and founder of Ansty's Chantrey, and Johanna his wife; he died circa 1465: there is also a brass with arms and inscription to Edward Stern, 1641, and some 17th century slabs inscribed to the Lawrence family: the chancel was rebuilt about 1740 by Thomas Martyn esq. and the church thoroughly restored in 1879-82: in 1883 the churchyard wall was rebuilt by Thomas Musgrave Francis esq. D.L., J.P. who in 1928 erected a tablet to commemorate Jeremy Collier, the church historian, and two former vicars of Quy, Richard Sterne, 1621-2, afterwards Archbishop of York, 1664-83, and Thomas Herring, 1719-21, afterwards Archbishop of Canterbury, 1747-57: there are 230 sittings. The register dates from the year 1650."
  • "There is a small Wesleyan chapel here."
    [Kelly's Directory - Cambridgeshire - 1929]

Church Records

  • Church of England
    • Stow-cum-Quy, St. Mary: Records of baptisms 1649-1857, marriages 1650-1990, burials 1650-1902 and banns 1754-1810, 1820-1995 (there are also extracts for baptisms 1547, marriages 1541 and burials 1539) reside in the Cambridgeshire Archives, microfilm copies exist for baptisms, marraiges and burials 1650-1875. Indexed transcripts for baptisms 1599-1900, marriages 1599-1900 and burials 1599-1902 also reside in the Cambridgeshire Archives with extracts for baptisms, marriages and burails 1539-97. The indexed transcripts of the registers are available in full transcript form, on microfiche, from the Cambridgeshire Family History Society Publications list. The Bishop's Transcripts for the years 1599-1860 can be found in the Cambridge University Library.
    • Clare Grant has transcribed the parish records and will be happy to look up records for anyone if they email her.
  • Methodist

Gazetteers

Military History

Taxation

  • Land Tax: records were compiled afresh each year and contain the names of owners and occupiers in each parish, but usually there is no address or place name. These records reside in the Cambridgeshire Archives for the years 1757-63, 1789-1837, 1880-92 and 1911-48.
  • Hearth Tax:
    • The hearth tax records for 1662 and 1664 are in the Cambridgeshire Archives [Julian Whybra, 2012]

Churches

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Stow cum Quy area that are recorded in the GENUKI church database. This will also help identify other churches in nearby townships and/or parishes. You also have the option to see the location of the churches marked on a map.

Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Stow cum Quy which are provided by:

Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Stow cum Quy has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

Ask for a calculation of the distance from Stow cum Quy to another place.

Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TL517603 (Lat/Lon: 52.219985, 0.219330), Stow cum Quy which are provided by: