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CASTLE-CAMPS: Geographical and Historical information from the year 1835.

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[Transcribed information from A Topographical Dictionary of England - Samuel Lewis - 1835]
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"CASTLE-CAMPS, a parish in the hundred of CHILFORD, county of CAMBRIDGE, 5 miles (S. E. by E.) from Linton, containing 618 inhabitants. The living is 8 rectory, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Ely, rated in the Icing's books at £16. 4. 2., and in the patronage of the Governors of the Charter-house, London. The church is dedicated to All Saints. At this place We the ruins of a magnificent castle, formerly the seat of the Veres, earls of Oxford, one of whom received it by grant from Henry I., as lord high chamberlain of England 5 and it appears that they likewise held the manors of Tingrey and Weelfelmeston by sergeantry of chamberlainship to the queens of England at the coronation of their kings: the site is now occupied by a farm-house, but the moat and some slight vestiges are Still-visible."

[Description(s) transcribed by Mel Lockie ©2010]