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

"THRIPLOW, a parish in the hundred of the same name, county Cambridge, 6 miles north-east of Royston, its post town, and 3 west of Whittlesford railway station. The village is near Thriplow Heath, a rendezvous of the parliamentary army commanded by Cromwell and Fairfax in July, 1647. The soil is of a sandy nature, with a subsoil of gravel, and chalk. An Enclosure Act was passed in 1840. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely, value £129, in the patronage of the bishop. The church, dedicated to All Saints, is an ancient stone structure, with a tower and five bells. The parochial charities produce about £4 per annum. There are British and Church schools. The Independents have a chapel."

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





  • St. George's Church, Thriplow.


Church History

  • "The church of St. George is an ancient structure of flint and rubble, in the Early English, Decorated and Perpendicular styles, and consists of chancel, nave, transepts, south porch and an embattled central tower with small spire and containing 5 bells; an organ was provided in 1908 at a cost of £250: the church was restored in 1876-7 at a cost of £2,100, and affords 300 sittings. The register dates from the year 1538."
  • "There is a Congregational chapel, founded in 1780, and purchased and restored in 1880, at a cost of £146."
    [Kelly's Directory - Cambridgeshire - 1929]

Church Records

  • Church of England
    • Thriplow, St. George: Records of baptisms 1538-1989, marriages 1599-1995, burials 1600-1996, and banns 1755-1996 reside in the Cambridgeshire Archives, indexed transcripts exist for baptisms 1538-1840, marriages 1599-1840 and burials 1600-1840. A surname index exists for baptisms and burials 1813-1994 and marriages 1840-1994. The parish register transcripts, 1592-1840, are available on microfiche from the Cambridgeshire Family History Society Publications list (search) The Bishop's Transcripts for the years 1603-1848 can be found in the Cambridge University Library.


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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.