by Colin Hinson ©2013
"SHUDY-CAMPS, a parish in the hundred of Chilford, county Cambridge, 4 miles south-east of Linton, its post town, and 8 miles north-east of Audley End railway station. The village, which is of small extent, is situated on the Via Devana, near a branch of the river Cam. The inhabitants are wholly agricultural. The living is a vicarage* in the diocese of Ely, value £146, in the patronage of Trinity College, Cambridge. The church, dedicated to St. Mary, is an ancient structure, with a square tower containing five bells. The parochial charities produce about £2 per annum. There is a National school for both sexes."
- The Monumental Inscriptions in the graveyard of St. Mary are recorded in the Cambridge Records Office. 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 Shudy Camps is available in full transcript form, on microfiche, from the Cambridgeshire Family History Society Publications list (search)
- The Haverhill Family History Group are transcribing the 1891 census of which part is for Shudy Camps.
- "The church of St. Mary, an edifice of rubble in the Perpendicular style, is said to have been originally built about the year 1060; it consists of chancel, nave, south porch and an embattled western tower containing 5 bells, and was restored during the period 1870-91, at a cost of £540: there are 240 sittings, 145 being free. The register dates from the year 155l." [Kelly's Directory- Cambridgeshire - 1929]
- Church of England
- Shudy Camps, St. Mary: Records of baptisms 1558-1862, marriages 1560-1969, burials 1561-1942 and banns for 1754-1907 reside in the Cambridgeshire Archives. Indexed transcriptions of baptisms, marriages and burials for the years 1558-1841 (marriages to 1837) reside in the Cambridgeshire Archives and these transcripts, 1558 -1841, are available in full transcript form, on microfiche, from the Cambridgeshire Family History Society Bookstall. The Bishop's Transcripts for the years 1599-1858 can be found in the Cambridge University Library.
- A transcript of the ShudyCamps parish entries from Samuel Lewis's 1835 Topographical Dictionary of England,
- A transcript of the ShudyCamps parish entries from 1929 Kellys Directory of Cambridgeshire
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Shudy Camps to another place.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TL619447 (Lat/Lon: 52.076993, 0.361056), Shudy Camps which are provided by:
- Google Maps
- StreetMap (Current Ordnance Survey maps)
- Bing (was Multimap)
- 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.