by Colin Hinson ©2013
"RAMPTON, a parish in the hundred of Northstow, county Cambridge, 7 miles north-west of Cambridge, its post town, and 2 north-east of the Stanton railway station. The village, which is of small extent, is situated on a branch of the river Ouse, and is wholly agricultural. Rampton was anciently a market town. A portion of the land is in pasture. The waste lands were enclosed under an Act of Parliament in 1839. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Ely, value £342. The church, dedicated to All Saints, is built of rubble, with a tower containing two bells. The register dates from the latter part of the 16th century. The parochial charities produce about £20 per annum. There is a National school, of recent erection. The Baptists have a place of worship. Henry Effingham, Esq., is lord of the manor."
- The Monumental Inscriptions in the graveyard of All Saints are recorded in the Cambridge Records Office for the years 1727-1978. These inscriptions are also available on microfiche from the Cambridgeshire Family History Society Publications list (search)
- The Census Records from 1841-1891 can be found in the Cambridgeshire Archives. In addition the 1851 Census for Rampton is available in full transcript form, on microfiche, from the Cambridgeshire Family History Society Publications list (search)
- The following Churches have their own websites:
- All Saints Church, Rampton
- The church of All Saints is a small rubble building in mixed styles, consisting of chancel, nave, south aisle, south porch and an embattled western tower containing 3 bells: the chancel arch is Transitional Norman, the bold and low piers of the nave Early English, the chancel Decorated and the tower Perpendicular: the chancel has am aumbry and piscina: the south aisle also retains piscina, and there is a low-side window with an iron grating: under an arched recess in the north wall of the chancel is a recumbent effigy, c. 1350, representing one of the De Lisle family, former lords of this place in the nave is a slab with floriated cross and inscription in Lombardic characters to Sir Nicholas de Huntingdon, c. 1330, and on the tower is a sun-dial; the roof of the nave is thatched, but has timber framing of fine English oak: the church was partially restored and re-seated in 1900-1915 : the chancel was re-roofed and the north and south walls raised to their original height in 1910: there are 130 sittings. The register dates from the year 1678, but there is a transcript dating from the year 1599. [Kelly's Directory - 1929]
- Church of England
- Rampton, Holy Trinity: Records of baptisms 1674-1965, marriages 1675-1931, burials 1674-1812 and banns for 1754-88 reside in the Cambridgeshire Archives.The Bishop's Transcripts for the years 1599-1643 and 1653-1854 can be found in the Cambridge University Library. Indexes to transcripts exist in Cambridgeshire Archives for baptisms 1599-1811, marriages 1599-1809, and burials 1599-1812. These were published in Transactions of Cambs and Hunts Archaeological Society, volume 1, 1902 with additions and corrections for baptisms, marriages and burials for the years 1674-1812. Index transcripts also exist in Cambridgeshire Archives for 1813-51. Non-indexed transcripts also exist for baptisms 1599-1811, marriages 1599-1809, and burials 1599-1812 at Huntingdon Record Office.
- Wesleyan Methodist Church: Records exist at the Cambridgeshire Archives for the Cambridge Wesleyan Circuit of which Rampton is part.
- Rampton.org, a large website containing lots of information about the village.
- A transcript of the Rampton parish entries from Samuel Lewis's 1835 Topographical Dictionary of England,
- A transcript of the Rampton parish entries from 1929 Kellys Directory of Cambridgeshire
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Rampton to another place.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TL425678 (Lat/Lon: 52.289862, 0.087884), Rampton 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 Plaque in the Church has been transcribed and the men researched.