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

"TRUMPINGTON, a parish in the hundred of Triplow, county Cambridge, 2 miles south of Cambridge, its post town. The village, which is considerable, is situated on the river Cam, near the Cambridge railway. The soil is loamy and gravelly. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely, value £241, in the patronage of Trinity College, Cambridge. The church, dedicated to St. Peter, or to SS. Mary and Michael, contains a monumental brass of Sir Roger de Trumpington as a crusader, cross-legged in chain armour, bearing date 1289, also an eight-sided font and several stained-glass windows. The register dates from the middle of the 16th century. There is a National school for both sexes. Several Roman vases, urns, and pateræ have been discovered at Dam Hill. The principal residences are Anstrey Hall and Trumpington Hall, in the latter of which Anstrey, who wrote the poetical "Bath Guide " was born in 1724."

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




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