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Carlton Cum Willingham

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

"CARLTON CUM WILLINGHAM, a parish in the hundred of Radfield, in the county of Cambridge, 8 miles to the south of Newmarket, its post town, and 5 miles south-east from the Six-mile Bottom and Dullingham stations, both on the Cambridge and Newmarket railway. It is situated in a beautiful country on the border of Suffolk. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Ely, of the value with the perpetual curacy of Willingham annexed, of £287, in the patronage of the trustees of the late Rev. W. S. P. Wilder. The church, which is a small ancient building, is dedicated to St. Peter, and contains a monument to Sir Thomas Elliott, who died in 1546. The parochial charities are of small value, and there is an infants' school with an endowment of £3 per annum. The Primitive Methodists have a small chapel here. Lord Dacre is lord of the manor.

See also the unrelated Willingham Parish page."

"SIX MILE BOTTOM, is a hamlet in the parishes of Little Wilbraham, Bottisham, Brinkley, Carlton cum Willingham, Swaffham Bulbeck, Westley Waterless, and Weston Colville. It has a station on the Cambridge and Bury branch of the London and North Eastern railway. There is a congregational chapel, erected in 1881, with 80 sittings, and a reading room and library. There is also a recreation ground, pleasantly situated near the railway station and enclosed by a double row of trees : a cross of rough granite was erected in 1924 as a memorial to the men of this parish who fell in the Great War, 1914-18. Swyntord Paddocks is the residence of Capt. Malcolm Bollock M.B.E., M.P.

See also Six Mile Bottom main page."

"WILLINGHAM, a chapelry in the parish of Carlton cum Willingham, hundred of Radfield, county Cambridge, 5 miles south-east of Newmarket."

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





  • St. Peter's Church, Carlton.


Church History

  • "The church of St. Peter is a small but ancient building of rubble in the Early English style, consisting of chancel and nave and a western turret containing 2 bells : there are 100 sittings. The register dates from the year 1600." [Kelly's Directory- Cambridgeshire - 1929]

Church Records

  • Transcriptions of Banns, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials for the parish are to be found on the Carlton cum Willingham website.
  • Church of England
    • Carlton-Cum-Willingham, St Peter: Records of baptisms 1588- circa 1594, 1610-17, 1712-15, 1726-2001, marriages 1617-42, 1652, 1712-15, 1726-1987, burials 1712-15, 1726-2001 and banns for 1754-1805, 1823-1992 reside in the Cambridgeshire Archives. The Bishop's Transcripts for the years 1599-1812 can be found in the Cambridge University Library. Transcripts are available for marriages from the Bishop's Transcripts 1599-1812 and indexed transcriptions of baptisms 1588-1851, marriages 1599-1837 and burials 1599-1812. Transcripts of the registers are available on microfiche for the years 1588-1851 from the Cambridgeshire Family History Society bookstall.


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Military History



  • 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 1759-63, 1789-1846 and 1865-1948.