Cambridgeshire is much more than just its university city, and the area is steeped in history. This page looks at the resources and videos to access the past of this world-famous county.
- Which Part Of England Is Cambridgeshire In?
- What Is Cambridgeshire Famous For?
- Cities And Towns In Cambridgeshire
- Villages And Hamlets In Cambridgeshire
- Local History Videos
- Cambridgeshire History Facebook Groups
- Local History Resources For Cambridgeshire
Which Part Of England Is Cambridgeshire In?
Cambridgeshire is in a region called the East of England. It sits between the South East region (and Home Counties around London), and the southeast border of the Midlands.
The East of England is one of nine regions in England and includes the ceremonial counties of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk, and Suffolk.
Is Cambridge the same as Cambridgeshire? Cambridge is a city located in the county of Cambridgeshire, but the county also contains two other cities and hundreds of other communities.
What Is Cambridgeshire Famous For?
Cambridgeshire is famous for its historic university city of Cambridge, the Norman Cathedral at Ely, horse racing at Newmarket, and the coastal plain of The Fens.
Much of the county is agricultural, though Peterborough is a thriving city with good transport links to London. Cambridgeshire’s university attracts outstanding creatives, entrepreneurs and academics, with some creating businesses which bolster the area’s reputation for its intelligence and technology-led business sector.
Cities And Towns In Cambridgeshire
There are three cities in the county of Cambridgeshire:
In addition, there are a number of market towns in the county:
Villages And Hamlets In Cambridgeshire
Abbots Ripton Abbotsley Abington Pigott The Abingtons Ailsworth Alconbury Alconbury Weston Alwalton Arrington Ashley
Babraham Bainton Balsham Bar Hill Barham Barnack Barrington Bartlow Barton Bassingbourn cum Kneesworth Benwick Bluntisham Bottisham Bourn Boxworth Brampton
Brington Brinkley Broughton Buckden Buckworth Burrough Green Burwell Bury Bythorn
Caldecote Cambourne Carlton Castle Camps Castor Catworth Caxton Cherry Hinton Chesterton Chettisham Cheveley Chippenham Christchurch Coates Colne Comberton Conington Conington Coppingford Coton Cottenham Coveney Covington Croxton Croydon
Deeping Gate Diddington Doddington Dry Drayton Dullingham Duxford
Earith Easton Eastrea Ellington Elm Elsworth Eltisley Elton Etton Eye Green
Farcet Fen Ditton Fen Drayton Fenstanton Folksworth Fordham Fowlmere Foxton Friday Bridge Fulbourn
Gamlingay Girton Glatton Glinton Gorefield Grafham Grantchester Graveley Great Chishill Great Eversden Great Gidding Great Gransden Great Paxton Great Shelford Great Staughton Great Stukeley Great Wilbraham Guilden Morden Guyhirn
Haddenham Haddon Hail Weston Hamerton Hardwick Harlton Harston Hartford Haslingfield Hatley Hauxton Helpston Hemingford Abbots Hemingford Grey Heydon Hildersham Hilton Hinxton Histon and Impington Holme Holywell Horningsea Horseheath Houghton
Kennett Keyston Kimbolton Kings Ripton Kingston Kirtling Knapwell
Landbeach Leighton Bromswold Leverington Linton Litlington Little Chishill Little Downham Little Eversden Little Gidding Little Gransden Little Paxton Little Shelford Little Stukeley Little Thetford Little Wilbraham Littleport Lode Lolworth Longstanton Longstowe Longthorpe
Madingley Manea Marholm Maxey Melbourn Meldreth Mepal Milton Molesworth Morborne Murrow
Needingworth Newborough Newton-in-the-Isle Newton Northborough
Oakington Offord Cluny Offord D’Arcy Old Hurst Old Weston Orwell Over
Pampisford Papworth Everard Papworth St Agnes Parson Drove Peakirk Perry Pidley Pondersbridge Prickwillow Pymoor
Rampton Ramsey Forty Foot Ramsey Heights Ramsey Mereside Ramsey St Mary’s The Raveleys Reach
Sawston Sawtry Shepreth Shudy Camps Sibson Snailwell Somersham Southoe Spaldwick Stapleford Steeple Morden Stetchworth Stibbington Stilton Stow cum Quy Stow Longa Stretham Stuntney Sutton-in-the-Isle Sutton Swaffham Bulbeck Swaffham Prior Swavesey
Tadlow Tetworth Teversham Thorney Thornhaugh Thriplow Tilbrook Toft Toseland Trumpington Tydd Gote Tydd St Giles
Ufford Upton Upwood
Wansford Warboys Waresley Water Newton Waterbeach Wentworth West Wickham West Wratting Westley Waterless Weston Colville Westry Whaddon Whittlesford Wicken Wilburton Willingham Wimblington Wimpole Winwick Wisbech St Mary Wistow Witcham Witchford Wittering Woodditton Woodhurst Woodwalton Wyton on the Hill Wyton
Local History Videos
Where you see a highlighted place name in the list above, you can click through to a dedicated page of videos about that community.
More pages will be added and updated over time.
Cambridgeshire History Facebook Groups
Facebook Groups are a great way to discuss old videos and pictures, memories and events with people from specific communities. They are usually very active and are an excellent way for people to connect with their local history even if they don’t like reading serious books on the subject.
Milton Local History Group
The Milton Local History Group is an informal group for anyone interested in the local history of the village of Milton, Cambridgeshire, UK, and its surrounding areas.
Ramsey and local villages (Cambs) Memories and History
“It is a page for those both born and bred here, and those who have settled here now or in the past. Feel free to share your memories, thoughts, discussion topics and photos so we can all learn about the history of our area.”
Meldreth Local History Group
Meldreth Local History Group is a community group, formed in 2007. Its aims are to research, record and preserve the history of Meldreth.
Local History Resources For Cambridgeshire
We have a separate page showing an extensive list of national resources for local history in the UK. We include societies and groups under the term ‘resource’ because the people involved with them usually have a staggering depth of knowledge about their specialism and welcome opportunities to share it.
This page compiles resources specific to Cambridgeshire:
- Abington History Group
- Archaeological Data Services
- Barrington Society
- Brampton Historical Society
- Cambridge Antiquarian Society
- Cambridgeshire Association for Local History
- Cambridgeshire Collection
- Cambridgeshire Community Archives Network (CCAN)
- Cambridgeshire Family History Society
- Cambridgeshire Records Society
- Chatteris History Society and Chatteris Museum
- Covington History Group
- Eltisley History Society
- Guilden Morden Local History Group
- Hemingfords Local History Society
- Histon and Impington Village Society
- Huntingdonshire Local History Society
- Landbeach Society
- Landscape and Local History Group
- Madingley History Group
- Melbourn History Group
- Meldreth Local History Group
- Museum of Cambridge
- Peterborough & District Family History Society
- Royston & District Local History Society
- Soham Museum
- Stapleford History Society
- University of Cambridge Library
- Upwood & The Raveleys Local History Group
- Warboys Local History Society
- Waterbeach Village Society
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