Waterbeach  Cambridgeshire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Waterbeach like this:

WATERBEACH, a parish, with a village, in Chesterton district, Cambridgeshire; on the river Cam and on the Cambridge and Ely railway, 5¼ miles NNE of Cambridge. It has a post-office‡ under Cambridge, and a r. station. Acres, 5,556. Real property, £10,916. Pop., 1,435. Houses, 316. ...

The property is much subdivided. There are extensive market-gardens. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely. Value, £605.* Patron, the Bishop of Ely. The church is partly early English and all good. There are three dissenting chapels, an endowed school with £101 a year, six alms houses, and other charities nearly £270. See Denny-Abbey.

Waterbeach through time

Waterbeach is now part of South Cambridgeshire district. Click here for graphs and data of how South Cambridgeshire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Waterbeach itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Waterbeach in South Cambridgeshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 22nd May 2022

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