by Colin Hinson ©2013
"IMPINGTON, a parish in the hundred of Northstow, county Cambridge, 3 miles north of Cambridge, its post town and railway-station. The parish, which is of small extent, is situated near the road from Cambridge to Cottenham. The soil is loam and clay, and the land principally arable. The village, which consists of a few farmhouses, was formerly a market town. The tithes were commuted for land upon the enclosure of the parish in 1806. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely, value £128, in the patronage of the dean and chapter. The church, dedicated to St. Andrew, is a small structure with tower containing three bells. In the interior is a brass to Sir John Burgoyne and family, bearing date 1500. The parochial charities produce about £6 per annum. In 1799 a woman named Elizabeth Woodcock was buried in the snow for eight days, but was taken out alive. A monument recording the circumstance has been erected on the spot where she was found. This was the birth-place of Pepys, secretary to the navy in the reign of Charles II., and author of the "Diary." The old mansion of the family is still standing, but it passed some years ago by marriage into the hands of the Coffin family. Christ's College, Cambridge, are lords of the manor."
- The Monumental Inscriptions for St. Andrew churchyard, 1669, 1803-1990, are recorded in the Cambridge Records Office.
- The Census Records from 1841-1891 can be found in the Cambridgeshire Archives. In addition the 1851 Census for Impington is available in full transcript form, on microfiche, from the Cambridgeshire Family History Society Publications list (search)
- The following Churches have their own websites:
- St. Andrew's Church, Impington
- "The church of St. Andrew, restored in 1879, is a small building of stone in the Decorated and Perpendicular styles, consisting of chancel, nave, south porch and a low embattled western tower containing 3 bells: the wooden south porch is an interesting structure of the 15th century: the chancel retains some carved work, and in the church are several curious fragments of alabaster figures: during the restoration a fine fresco painting of St. Christopher was discovered on the north wall, where it is still preserved: there is also on the floor under the tower a very fine brass with effigies to John Burgoyne and his wife, ob. 1525, and a fine tombstone inscribed to Thomas Wibrow, ob. 1669: there are 200 sittings. The registers date from the year 1562" [Kelly's Directory - 1900]
- Church of England
- Impington, St. Andrew: Records of baptisms 1558-1692, 1718-1994, marriages 1559-1691, 1718-1837, burials 1558-1692, 1718-1867 and banns 1755-1970 reside in the Cambridgeshire Archives. The Bishop's Transcripts for the years 1599-1640, 1660-1862 can be found in the Cambridge University Library. Indexed transcripts exist in the Cambridgeshire Archives for baptisms, marriages and burials 1558-1748.
- Methodist Church
- Wesleyan Methodist Church: Records exist for the Cambridge Wesleyan Circuit of which Impington is part.
- The Histon and Impington village website contains a large amount of historical information pertient to both villages.
- A transcript of the Impington parish entries from Samuel Lewis's 1835 Topographical Dictionary of England,
- A transcript of the Impington parish entries from 1900 Kellys Directory of Cambridgeshire
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Impington to another place.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TL445631 (Lat/Lon: 52.247115, 0.115175), Impington which are provided by:
- Google Maps
- StreetMap (Current Ordnance Survey maps)
- Bing (was Multimap)
- OldMaps (Old Ordnance Survey maps.)
- Old Maps Online (Other old maps.)
- National Library of Scotland (Old Ordnance Survey maps)
- Vision of Britain (Click "Historical units & statistics" for administrative areas.)
- English Jurisdictions in 1851 (Unfortunately the LDS have removed the facility to enable us to specify a starting location, you will need to search yourself on their map.)
- Magic (Geographic information) (Click + on map if it doesn't show)
- GeoHack (Links to on-line maps and location specific services.)
- The War Memorial Plaques in the Church have been transcribed and the men researched.