Open a form to report problems or contribute information

1 Introduction 2 Message details 3 Upload file 4 Submitted
Page 1 of 4

Help and advice for Knapwell

If you have found a problem on this page then please report it on the following form. We will then do our best to fix it. If you are wanting advice then the best place to ask is on the area's specific email lists. All the information that we have is in the web pages, so please do not ask us to supply something that is not there. We are not able to offer a research service.

If you wish to report a problem, or contribute information, then do use the following form to tell us about it. We have a number of people each maintaining different sections of the web site, so it is important to submit information via a link on the relevant page otherwise it is likely to go to the wrong person and may not be acted upon.


Primary tabs

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

"KNAPWELL, a parish in the hundred of Papworth, county Cambridge, 4 miles south of Swavesey, 5 north-east of Caxton, and 8 north-west of Cambridge. The parish is wholly agricultural and very woody. The tithes were commuted for land under an Enclosure Act in 1775. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely, value £150. The church, dedicated to All Saints, is an ancient structure, with a low tower. The charities produce about £8 per annum. There is a school supported by subscription."

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






Church History

  • "The church of All Saints is a structure of brick with stone dressings, in the Parpendicular style, consisting of chancel, nave, north porch and a low and plain western tower containing one bell: the chancel and nave were rebuilt in 1866: there are 118 sittings. The register dates from the year 1680." [Kelly's Directory - 1929]

Church Records

  • Church of England
    • Knapwell, All Saints: Records of baptisms 1680-1840, marriages 1695-1837, burials 1678-1812 and banns 1754-95 reside in the Cambridgeshire Archives. The Bishop's Transcripts for the years 1598-1643, 1662-1861 can be found in the Cambridge University Library. Indexed transcripts exist in the Cambridgeshire Archives for baptisms 1598-1644, 1662-1812, marriages 1598-1812 and burials 1598-1644, 1662-1812. Transcripts of the Knapwell 1598-1996 parish records are are available from the Cambridgeshire Family History Society Publications list (search)


Ask for a calculation of the distance from Knapwell to another place.

Click here for a list of nearby places.


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 1798 (on microfilm), 1829-32.