by Colin Hinson ©2013
"WEST WICKHAM, a parish in the hundred of Chilford, county Cambridge, 4 miles north-east of Linton, and 10 from Newmarket. The village is principally the property of the Earl of Hardwicke, who is lord of the manor. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Ely, value £80. The church is dedicated to St. Mary.
- The Monumental Inscriptions for St. Mary churchyard are recorded in the Cambridge Records Office. These are 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 West Wickham is available in full transcript form, on microfiche, from the Cambridgeshire Family History Society Publications list (search)
- "The church of St. Mary is an ancient edifice of flint and rubble, with stone dressings, in the Decorated and Perpendicular styles, consisting of chancel, nave, south porch, north organ chamber and a western tower containing 5 bells, and affords 200 sittings: the church was restored in 1900 at a cost of £1,400. The register dates from the year 1647." [Kelly's Directory - Cambridgeshire - 1929]
- Church of England
- West Wickham, St. Mary: Records of baptisms 1682-2003, marriages 1682-1989, burials 1682-2003 and banns 1755-1905 reside in the Cambridgeshire Archives. The Bishop's Transcripts for the years 1599-1641, 1661-1861 can be found in the Cambridge University Library. Indexed transcripts exist in the Cambridgeshire Archives for baptisms 11682-1858, marriages 1682-1717, 1727-1841 and burials 1682-1922.
- A transcript of the WestWickham parish entries from Samuel Lewis's 1835 Topographical Dictionary of England,
- A transcript of the WestWickham parish entries from 1929 Kellys Directory of Cambridgeshire
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from West Wickham to another place.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TL613494 (Lat/Lon: 52.119387, 0.354531), West Wickham 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 has been transcribed and the men researched.
- "STREETLY END is a hamlet half a mile south" [Kelly's Directory - Cambridgeshire - 1929]