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Newton Near Cambridge

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

"NEWTON NEAR CAMBRIDGE, a parish in the hundred of Thriplow, county Cambridge, 6½ miles south of Cambridge, its post town, and 1½ mile from the Harston railway station. The parish, which is inconsiderable and wholly agricultural, is situated on the Barkway high road between Cambridge and London. The tithes were commuted for land and a money payment under an Act of Enclosure in 1798. The impropriation belongs to the Dean and Chapter of Ely. The living is a vicarage annexed to that of Hauxton, in the diocese of Ely. The church, dedicated to St. Margaret, has a tower containing three bells. The church was restored in 1851, and has an ancient octagonal font. There is an endowed school. The Dean and Chapter of Ely are lords of the manor.

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





  • St. Margaret's Church, Newton near Cambridge.


Church History

  • "The church of St. Margaret is edifice of stone and clunch in the Early English and later styles, consisting of chancel, clerestoried nave, transepts, north porch and an embattled western tower with a projecting turret on the south side and containing 3 bells; the transept arches are Early English, those of the aisle Decorated; the transepts have very good Perpendicular roofs, and the north transept contains an aumbry; the tower arch is a very fine example of the Decorated period, with deep continuous mouldings: the font, an interesting feature, dates from about 1200, and consists of a square basin, chamfered upwards to an octagon and supported on five shafts: the church was restored in 1851 and has five stained windows: there are 160 sittings. The register dates from the year 1560." [Kelly's Directory - Cambridgeshire 1929]

Church Records

  • Church of England
    • Newton (near Cambridge), St. Margaret : Records of baptisms 1560-1969, marriages 1557-1993, burials 1560-1992 and banns 1754-1932 reside in the Cambridgeshire Archives. Indexed transcripts of baptisms 1560-1829, marriages 1557-1827, and burials 1560-1829 also reside in the Cambridgeshire Archives. The Bishop's Transcripts for the years 1599-1852 can be found in the Cambridge University Library.The parish register transcripts for Newton (near Cambridge) St. Margaret are also available on microfiche from the Cambridgeshire Family History Society Publications list (search)


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Military History

  • The War Memorial has been transcribed and the men researched.


  • 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) and 1810-1948.