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A local history and genealogy site for Wimpole, a village and parish in South Cambridgeshire.
Curated by Steve Odell.






General History
The Wimpole Chronicles 1777-1894
'Press Cuttings' relating to Wimpole collected by Jeffrey Barham
The Wimpole and Arrington War Memorial*
[Being completely rebuilt - thirteen individual memorials completed]
* Some information available but the pages are incomplete
Wimpole Postcards*
Early postcards courtesy of Brenda and Michael Skinner (2014)*
Some images available but the page is incomplete
Steve's Postcards*
A selection of Wimpole and Arrington postcards and images from my collection.
* Some images available but the page is incomplete

Wimpole School Photographs 1900-1955
Wimpole C of E School*      Wimpole Park School
* Some images available but the page is incomplete
Wimpole Park School
'Memories' by Headmaster Alan Jordan
'An Old Wimpole Childhood' by Irene Bruce
The Old Brewery Building 1908-1918
Cundall (Orwell) Folding Machine Co Ltd.
Cundall's Munitions Works (War Work)
"Wimpole As I Knew It"
by Alexander Campbell Yorke
A reminiscence of a Wimpole boyhood from 1852 to 1871
Trade Directories 1851-1933
Wimpole entries from a selection of commercial Trade Directories published between 1851 and 1933.

Parish Registers
St Andrew's Parish Church, Wimpole
Parish Registers Hub [.org]
Index to Parish Records for the Parish of Wimpole
[Page rebuilt March 2019.]
Baptisms:
1560-1599 [.org]    1600-1699*   1700-1799*   1800-1863**
[.org]
* Awaiting transcription
** Years 1800-1809 available but the page is incomplete.
[Baptism pages rebuilt March 2019]
Banns:  1755-1871 [.org]
Wimpole Parish Registers
[Page rebuilt March 2019]
[Full listings comparison check against available transcriptions. Some corrections and additions to earlier version.]
Marriages:
1560-1599
[.org]    1600-1699 [.org]
1700-1799
[.org]    1800-1863
[.org]
[Marriage pages rebuilt March 2019]
[Full listings comparison check against available transcriptions. Some corrections and additions to earlier pages.]

Burials:  1560-1599   1600-1699   1700-1799   1800-1863
Wimpole Parish Registers
Index of Wimpole Names
An alphabetical index of over 1000 surnames found in the Parish Registers.

Parish Church
St Andrew's Parish Church, Wimpole
Church Hub [.org]
Index to Pages relating to St Andrew's Parish Church
[New page added March 2019.]
Churchyard Register [.org]
Alphabetical Index to Known Graves and Monumental Inscriptions
[Page rebuilt February 2019.
Register entries updated from 2004 to September 2018.
Links to over 100 photographs added.]
Churchyard Plans [.org]
(1) Churchyard Plan with Key showing locations of Known Graves.
(2) Memorial Garden Plan with Key showing locations of Interment Plots.
[New page added February 2019.]
The Yorke Family Vault [.org]
The Vault under the Chicheley Chapel. Resting place of the 4th Earl of Hardwicke.
[Page rebuilt February 2019]
The Wimpole Rectors [.org]
Known Rectors from 1291 to 1955.
[Page rebuilt February/March 2019]

Census
Wimpole Census 1901
1901 Part One: Wimpole Estate
1901 Part Two: Cambridge Road
1901 Part Three: New Orwell

The 1901 census is annotated with observations and related photographs.
Wimpole Census 1891**    Wimpole Census 1881**
**The information on these pages is to be re-set.
The information is complete but the old displays are somewhat untidy.
Older village properties situated on the south side of Cambridge Road ("New Orwell")
can be found here: 1901 1891 and 1881 (Orwell Census).

Wimpole Hall and Estate
The Owners of Wimpole Hall [.org]
A quick guide through 550 years of 'Big House' history.
Owners, families and people of interest.
The Chicheley Family [.org]
Entries from the Wimpole Church Registers 1576-1698,
Baptisms, Marriage, Burials, plus a speculative Chicheley Family Tree.
[With new comments regarding the original position of the Thomas Chicheley altar-tomb.
Page rebuilt March 2019]
The Yorke Family Vault [.org]
The Vault under the Chicheley Chapel. Resting place of the 4th Earl of Hardwicke.
[Page rebuilt February 2019]
Wimpole Hall Sale 1891
Cover, introduction and five photographs from the 1891 Auction Prospectus.

Orwell Pages
The Orwell Chronicles 1770-1899
Collected by Jeffrey Barham
Orwell Census 1901**     Orwell Census 1891**     Orwell Census 1881**
**The information on these census pages is to be re-set.
The information for each census is complete but the old displays are messy.
Older Wimpole village properties situated on the south side of Cambridge Road ("New Orwell") can be found here: 1901 1891 and 1881 (Orwell).
External Link
Orwell Past (and Present) (online)
Village website which includes some items of Wimpole history

External Links
External Link
Wimpole in the Domesday Book (online)
'Open Domesday' Resource
External Link
Wympole & Wratsworth (Blog)
"Everything you need to know about the historic countryside at Wimpole"

External Link
Wimpole Park Hospital (.pdf)
The United States Military Hospital at Wimpole Hall during WW2.
School Project. (33 pages)

© George Duncan
External Link
Wimpole: Silent Voices and Deserted Homes (.pdf)
A report on the archaeology and lost landscapes on the Wimpole Estate.
(62 pages)

© Cambridge Archaeology Field Group (2014)
External Link
The Walled Kitchen Garden at Wimpole
(online)
by Jeremy Milln with James Edgar.
A Conservation Management Plan for the National Trust (Survey).
A well researched and highly detailed technical history of the Walled Kitchen
Garden on the Wimpole Estate from the 1790s to the present day. Illustrated.
Some genealogy interest with some 200 named garden staff,
estate workers, village tradesmen and local residents.
© National Trust. (103 pages) (Published 2016).
External Link
Moated Site in Cobbs Wood (online)
A report on the history, archaeology and lost landscape at Cobbs Wood.
Designated as a Scheduled Monument.
© Historic England.

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Recent page rebuilds (March 2019]:
school/1900_boys.asp [Pupil Group 1900, Boys] [.org]
school/1900_girls.asp [Pupil Group c1900, Girls] [.org]
postcard050_north_lodge.asp [North Lodge] [.org]
postcard052_sawmill.asp [Estate Workers at the Woodyard] [.org]
wimpole_hall_owners.asp [Brief Guide to the 'Big House' families] [.org]
chicheley_family.asp [The Chicheley Family of Wimpole] [.org]
church_rectors.asp [The Wimpole Rectors] [.org]
register_hub.asp [Parish Register Hub] [.org]
register_banns.asp [Marriage Banns 1755-1867] [.org]
register_marriages_1500.asp [Marriages 1560-1599] [.org]
register_marriages_1600.asp [Marriages 1600-1699] [.org]
register_marriages_1700.asp [Marriages 1700-1799] [.org]
register_marriages_1800.asp [Marriages 1800-1863] [.org]
register_baptisms_1500.asp [Baptisms 1560-1599] [.org]
register_1600.asp [Baptisms 1600-1699] [.org] Holding page
register_1700.asp [Baptisms 1700-1799] [.org] Holding page
register_baptisms_1800.asp [Baptisms 1800-1863] [.org]
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