[Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868]
by Colin Hinson ©2013
"SHINGAY, a parish in the hundred of Armingford, county Cambridge, 7 miles north-west of Royston, and 6 north of Ashwell railway station. The village, which is of small extent, is situated on the river Cam, and is wholly agricultural. Here was formerly a preceptory of the Knights Hospitallers of St. John of Jerusalem, founded by Roger de Montgomery's daughter Sybilla in 1140. Its revenue at the suppression was valued at £175. The soil is rich and loamy, with a subsoil of clay. The living is a curacy annexed to the vicarage of Wendy, in the diocese of Ely. The church is dedicated to St. Mary (later known as All Saints). The Earl of Hardwick is lord of the manor and sole landowner.
See Wendy cum Shingay for more information
[Transcribed and edited information from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland - 1868]