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THRIPLOW

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

"THRIPLOW, a parish in the hundred of the same name, county Cambridge, 6 miles north-east of Royston, its post town, and 3 west of Whittlesford railway station. The village is near Thriplow Heath, a rendezvous of the parliamentary army commanded by Cromwell and Fairfax in July, 1647. The soil is of a sandy nature, with a subsoil of gravel, and chalk. An Enclosure Act was passed in 1840. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely, value £129, in the patronage of the bishop. The church, dedicated to All Saints, is an ancient stone structure, with a tower and five bells. The parochial charities produce about £4 per annum. There are British and Church schools. The Independents have a chapel."

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

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