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WESTON COLVILLE:
Geographical and Historical information from the year 1851.

[Transcribed mainly from Robert Gardner's History, Gazeteer & Directory of Cambridgeshire 1851]

"WESTON COLVILLE, a parish in the hundred of Radfield. It is bounded on the north and south by the parishes of Brinkley and West Wratting, and on the east by Carlton. It contains 2,943 acres; its population in 1801 was 318; in 1831, 444; and in 1841, 530 souls. The amount of assessed property is £ 2,442. The soil of the parish is rich, and the principal proprietor is John Hall, Esq., the lord of the manor.

Manor.--The principal manor was for several generations in the family of Colville, to which it appears to have passed by marriage with an heiress of the Ufford's in the reign of Edward I. It was afterwards in the possession of the Fynderne family, from which it passed successively to the families of Elliott, Puttenham, Dacre, and Carter, and it is now the property of Mr. Hall.

The Village of Weston Colville, which is small and irregularly built, is 7 miles south of Newmarket."

[Description(s) transcribed by Martin Edwards 2003 and later edited by Colin Hinson 2010]
[mainly from Robert Gardner's History, Gazeteer & Directory of Cambridgeshire 1851]


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