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[Transcribed and edited information mainly from Kelly's Directory of Cambridgeshire 1929]

"LODE, formerly Bottisham Lode (which includes Long-meadow and Fen), was separated from Bottisham by an Order of the Local Government Board, in November, 1894, and formed into a civil parish. It is a village on the Cambridge and Newmarket road, with a station called Bottisham and Lode, on the Cambridge and Mildenhall line of the London and North Eastern railway, and is 6 miles east from Cambridge, 8 west from Newmarket and 63 from London, in the hundred of Staine, Bottisham petty sessional division, Newmarket union and county court district, rural deanery of Quy and archdeaconry and diocese of Ely.

The soil is clay; subsoil, chalk. The chief crops arc wheat, barley and oats. The area of the parish (including Bottisham, Lode and Long Meadow) is 3,133 acres of land and inland water; the population in 1921 was 569."

[Description(s) transcribed by Martin Edwards ©2003 and later edited by Colin Hinson ©2010]
[mainly from Kelly's Directory of Cambridgeshire 1929]


  • The Monumental Inscriptions for both churchyards reside in the Cambridgeshire Archives. These are available, on microfiche, from the Cambridgeshire Family History Society Publications list (search)
  • "A cemetery of one acre has been formed at a cost of £243; it is under the control of the Parish Council."
    [Kelly's Directory - 1929]



  • The Census Records from 1841-1891 can be found in the Cambridgeshire Archives. In addition the 1851 Census for Bottisham, of which Lode was a part, is available in full transcript form, on microfiche, from the Cambridgeshire Family History Society Publications list (search)



Church History

  • "The ecclesiastical parish of St. James was formed May 1, 1863; the church, erected and consecrated in 1853, is a building of stone in the Gothic style, consisting of chancel, nave, south porch and a western turret containing a clock and 2 bells: during the period 1873-90 it was restored, redecorated and refitted, including in 1886-7 a new roof, provided at a cost of £200, the remaining work; including the erection of a reredos and several stained windows, the total expense amounting to over £600: there are 300 sittings. The register dates from the year 1863."
  • "There is a Baptist chapel, built in 1832 and seating 400 persons. In the centre of the village is a cross of Cornish granite, erected in 1923 as a memorial to the men of this parish who fell in the Great War, 1914-18."
    [Kelly's Directory - Cambridgeshire - 1929]

Church Records

  • Church of England
    • Lode, Bottisham, St. James: Baptisms 1863-1899 and banns 1863-1953 reside in the Cambridgeshire Archives. All other registers are at the church from 1863.
  • Baptist
    • Lode, Strict Baptists: A register of births 1809-36 and the Monumental Inscriptions of the churchyard 1826-1916 reside at the Cambridgeshire Archives.
  • Methodist

Description and Travel

  • "Here are the remains of the Priory of Anglesey, founded by Henry I or Richard de Clare for canons of the Augustinian order, and dedicated to the Blessed Virgin and St. Nicolas: at the dissolution there were 11 canons, and the revenues were estimated at £124: the remains consist of a vaulted room and graduated corbel table connected with a staircase; both are Early English. Anglesey Abbey is the property and residence of Lord Fairhaven. Roger W.B. Jenyns esq. J.P. is lord of the manor of Anglesey and Vauxes; Lord Fairhaven, Messrs. Thomas Webb and Samuel C. and Jonathan C. Fison are the principal landowners, and there are several smaller owners."
    [Kelly's Directory - Cambridgeshire - 1929]
  • There is a Genweb description of Angelsey Abbey and Genweb description of Lode Mill.
  • There are National Trust details of Angelsey Abbey and Lode Mill.



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