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    Abington
    Abintone: Picot from the king; Count Alan; Aubrey de Vere and Firmatus from him. 2 mills.
    Now 2 villages, Great Abington and Little Abington, on either side of Abington Hall Park.

    Abington Pigotts
    Abintone: King's land and Alwin Cock from the king; Hugh from Bishop of Winchester; Earl Roger; 2 men-at-arms from Hardwin of Scales; Picot of Cambridge.
    Down Hall with moat and 15th century gatehouse; 17th century Manor Farm.

    Arrington
    Erningtone: Earl Roger; Fulkwy from Count Alan.

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    Ashley
    Esselie: Evrard from Aubrey de Vere.

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    Babraham
    Badburgh / Badbur(g)ham: Picot from the king; Hardwin from Abbot of Ely; Brian Ralph from Count Alan; Picot from Eudo FitzHubert; Hardwin of Scales and Durand from him; Firmatus from Aubrey de Vere; Robert Fafiton; Countess Judith.
    18th century alms houses. 19th century Babraham Hall is used by the Institute of Animal Physiology.

    Badlingham
    Bellingeham: Ordmer from Count Alan. 2 mills.
    Badlingham Manor.

    Balsham
    Bele(s)ham: Abbot of Ely and Hardwin from him; Aelmer from Count Alan; Hardwin of Scales. Mill.

    Barham
    Bercheham: A freeman from Abbot of Ely; Ansketel, Morin and a freeman from Count Alan. 2 mills.
    Barham Hall.

    Barrington
    Barenton(e): Chatteris Church; Picot from Count Alan; Walter from Walter Giffard; Robert Gernon; Ralph from Picot of Cambridge. 2 mills.
    On the River Cam (also known as the River Rhee).

    Barton
    Bertone: Robert from Count of Mortain; Humphrey from Guy de Raimbeaucourt; William of Keynes.
    Old and modern houses. The radio telescopes used by the University of Cambridge are to the south.

    Bassingbourne
    Basingborne: Bishop of Winchester; Count Alan; Leofing from Hardwin of Scales. 4 mills.

    Bottisham
    Bodichessham: Walter Giffard, formerly Earl Harold. 4 mills, 4000 eels.

    Bourn
    Brone / Bruna / Brune: Ramsey Church; Aelmer from Count Alan; Picot of Cambridge; Peter de Valognes.
    Bourn Mill, the oldest surviving postmill in the country (1636), is in working order.

    Boxworth
    Bochesuuorde: Ramsey Church; 2 freemen from Count Alan; Picot from Robert Gernon; 6 freemen from Gilbert de Ghent; Payne from Hardwin of Scales.

    Burrough Green
    Burch: Count Alan. Park for woodland beasts.
    Large green; Tudor Burrough Green Hall.

    Burwell
    Burewelle: Abbot of Ramsey. 10 hides and 1 virgate. Land for 16 ploughs. 42 villagers, 8 slaves. 2 mills. Total value 16; TRE 20. In lordship of St Benedict's Church.

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    Caldecote
    Caldecote: Aelmer from Count Alan; 2 men-at-arms from Hardwin of Scales; David d'Argenton.
    Straggling.

    Cambridge
    Grante / Grentebridge: Count Alan; Count of Mortain from Judicael; Ralph Banks; Roger, Bishop Remigius's man; Erchenger; Picot of Cambridge. Castle, 5 mills.
    Famous university city on the River Cam; Peterhouse, its oldest college, was founded in 1280. The Romans and Saxons had settlements here. The tower of St. Benet's Church is Saxon. Fine old buildings, museums and churches.

    Carlton
    Carle(n)tone: Wymarc from Count Alan; Walter de Grandcourt and the Abbot of Cluny from William de Warenne; 2 men-at-arms from Hardwin of Scales; Countess Judith, formerly Earl Harold.
    Scattered.

    Castle Camps
    Canpas: Thurstan holds 2 hides from Robert Gernon. Land for 6 ploughs. 8 villagers, 8 smallholders, 6 slaves; meadow; woodland. Value 4; TRE 40s. Leofsi held it under Earl Harold. Aubrey de Vere holds 2 hides. Land for 11 ploughs. 17 villagers, 4 smallholders, 6 slaves. Meadow; woodland. Total value 15, TRE 12. Wulfwin, King Edward's thane, held this manor.
    2 villages, with Shudy Camps; some earthworks remain from de Vere's castle.

    Caxton
    Caustone: Hardwin of Scales.
    On Roman Ermine Street; once a coaching village - 2 houses were coaching inns in Tudor times. A restored gibbet stands to the north.

    Chatteris
    Cetriz: Abbot of Ely before and after 1066; Ramsey Church. Fisheries (1500 eels).
    Small fenland town, site of a pre-Conquest Benedictine monastery which was dissolved in 1538; a few stones remain.

    Cherry Hinton
    Hintone: Count Alan. 4 mills.
    Suburb of Cambridge. The War Ditches are the remains of an Iron Age encampment where a massacre took place.

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    Chesterton
    Cestretone: King's land. 1000 eels, honey, corn, malt.
    Factory suburb of Cambridge.

    Cheveley
    Chavelai: King's land; Enisant from Count Alan. Honey, corn, malt.
    Surrounded by Newmarket's stud farms.

    Childerley
    Cilderlai / Cildrelai: Bishop of Lincoln; Robert from Picot of Cambridge; Picot from Countess Judith.
    Childerley Hall (now in Dry Drayton village) where Charles I was held for 14 days in 1647.

    Chippenham
    Chipeham: Geoffrey de Mandeville; fishpond.
    Near one of the few undrained fens.

    Chishill
    Chishella / helle: Guy and Anselm from Count Eustace; Richard from William de Warenne; Roger d'Auberville; William Cardon from Geoffrey de Mandeville (who claimed back the land).
    Now a village, Great Chishill and Little Chishill, a small village.

    Clopton
    Cloptune:
    Lost.

    Comberton
    Bertone: King's land; 2 men from Picot of Cambridge; William of Keynes; Erchenger the baker.
    16th, 17th and 18th century houses, thatched cottages and 2 dovecotes (now cottages); site of a Roman villa.

    Conington
    Con / Cunitone: Picot from Robert Gernon; 8 freemen from Gilbert de Ghent; Payne from Hardwin of Scales.
    17th century Conington Hall.

    Cottenham
    Coteham: Abbot of Ely before and after 1066; Crowland Church; Roger from Picot of Cambridge; Picot from Church of Ely and from Church of St. Guthlac. 1000 eels.
    Many of Samuel Pepys' relatives lived here. A tower windmill is now a water tower.

    Croxton
    Crochestone: Aethelwulf from Hardwin of Scales; David d'Argenton. 500 eels.
    In Croxton Park, which has a lake and Georgian house.

    Croydon
    Crauuedene: Earl Roger; Aelmer and Fulkwy from Count Alan; Humphrey from Eudo FitzHubert; 2 men-at-arms from Hardwin of Scales; Ansketel and Alfred from Picot of Cambridge.
    Croydon Wilds Wood is famous for birds and butterflies.

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    Doddington
    Dodinton: Abbot of Ely. Fisheries (27,150 eels).
    On a large fen 'island'. It was the country's largest parish in medieval times and site of the Bishop of Ely's palace.

    Downham
    Duneham: Abbot of Ely. Fisheries (300 eels).
    On a fen 'island'. Remains of the 15th century palace of the bishops of Ely are now the outbuildings of Tower Farm.

    Dry Drayton
    Draitone: Crowland Church; monks of Swavesey from Count Alan; Payne from Hardwin of Scales; Asgot from Robert Fafiton; Roger from Countess Judith. Marsh.
    Childerley Hall (
    see Childerley).

    Dullingham
    Dulingham / Dulling(e)ham: St. Wandrille's; 2 men-at-arms from Count Alan; Hardwin of Scales; Roger from Picot of Cambridge.

    Duxford
    Dochesuuorde / Dodesuuorde: Gerard from Count Alan; Arnulf and Guy from Count Eustace; Robert de Tosny; Robert Gernon; Payne from Hardwin of Scales. 4 mills.
    Chemical works.

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    East Hatley
    Hatelai: Aelmer from Count Alan; Humphrey from Eudo FitzHubert; Picot of Cambridge.

    Elsworth
    Elesuuorde: Ramsey Church; 2 freemen from Gilbert de Ghent; Payne from Hardwin of Scales.
    Tudor Low Farm, formerly the Guildhall.

    Eltisley
    Hecteslei: Canons of Bayeux.
    Thatched and timbered houses. A spring, St. Pandiana's Well, is named after an Irish king's daughter who came to the pre-Conquest nunnery here.

    Ely
    Ely / i: Abbot of Ely. Fisheries, vines.
    Small cathedral city on high fenland. The Saxons took their last stand against the Normans here. Etheldreda, daughter of the king of the East Angles, founded a monastery here in 673; sacked by the Danes in 870, it was rebuilt in the 12th century as an abbey and made a cathedral when the diocese of Ely was created in 1109. The famous octagonal tower was completed in 1342.

    Eversden
    Au(e)resdone: Robert and 2 Englishmen from Count Alan; Durand from Hardwin of Scales; Hugh de Bernières; Picot and Humphrey from Guy de Raimbeaucourt.
    Now 2 small villages, Great and Little Eversden.

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    Fen Drayton
    Draitone: 2 freemen from the king before and after 1066; Ramsey Church; 5 freemen from Count Alan (they held it from Edeva before 1066); Gilbert de Ghent; Roger from Picot of Cambridge.
    Market-gardening. An 18th century cottage with a Dutch inscription, 'Nothing Without Labour' is said to be home of Cornelius Vermuyden, famous fen-drainer.

    Fordham
    Fordeham / Forham: King's land and Bruman from the king; Wymarc from Count Alan. 2 mills. Honey, corn, malt.
    On the River Snail; watermill.

    Fowlmere
    Fugelesmara / Fuglemære: 2 men-at-arms from Count Alan; Robert Gernon. Mill.
    Small ring of earthworks, Round Moats.

    Foxton
    Foxetune: Chatteris Church before and after 1066; Sigar from Geoffrey de Mandeville; Robert Gernon who appropriated mill from Geoffrey. Mill.
    Thatched houses.

    Fulbourn
    Fuleberne: Picot of Cambridge; Abbot of Ely; Count Alan; Geoffrey de Mandeville; John FitzWaleran. Mill.
    Large. The sails of its 200 year old smock mill are still intact.

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    Gamlingay
    Gamelinge(i): Eudo FitzHubert; Ranulf brother of Ilger; 2 men from Robert Fafiton.
    17th century almshouses.

    Girton
    Gretone: Morin from Count of Mortain; Ramsey Church; William from Picot of Cambridge.
    Adjoins Girton College, the first Cambridge women's college (1873).

    Grantchester
    Granteseta: Robert [Fafiton] holds 2 hides and 3 virgates. Land for 4 ploughs. 4 villagers, 7 smallholders, 22 cottagers. Mill at 40s; 500 eels from weir. Total value 7; TRE 10. Earl Algar's man and Earl Waltheof's men held this land.

    Graveley
    Gravelei: Ramsey Church.

    Guilden Morden
    Mordune: Picot [of Cambridge] holds 3 hides. Land for 7 ploughs. 8 villagers, 11 smallholders, 18 cottagers. Mill; meadow; pasture for village livestock. Total value 6 10s; TRE 10.

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    Haddenham
    Hadreham: 7 freemen from Abbot of Ely.
    On a high fen 'island', 116ft above sea-level.

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    Hainey
    Haneia: Abbot of Ely.
    Now Henny Farm.

    Hardwick
    Harduic: Abbot of Ely and Ralph from him.

    Harlton
    Herletone: Walter FitzAubrey from Walter Giffard; Sigfrid from Picot of Cambridge. mill. 100 eels.
    Some recent development.

    Harston
    Herlestone: Picot of Cambridge from Abbot of Ely; Odo from Count Alan; Ranulf from Robert Gernon; Picot of Cambridge. Mill.
    On the Upper Cam. A water mill is on the site of one from the 13th century.

    Haslingfield
    Haslingefeld(e): King's land; Count Alan and Robert from him; Roger from Geoffrey de Mandeville; Sigfrid from Picot of Cambridge. Mill. Honey, corn, malt.
    Beneath 215ft high Chapel Hill, a medieval shrine.

    Hatley St. George
    Hatelai: Aelmer from Count Alan; Eudo FitzHubert; Picot of Cambridge and Roger from him.
    Hatley Park.

    Hauxton
    Hauochestone / tun: Abbot of Ely before and after 1066; Hardwin of Scales. 3 mills.

    Heydon
    Haidenam: St. Ethelreda's, Ely; Robert FitzRozelin. 10 bee-hives.

    Hildersham
    Hildricesham: Aubrey de Vere. Mill.
    Sail-less windmill nearby.

    Hill Row
    Helle: Abbot of Ely.
    Near Haddenham.

    Hinxton
    Hestitone / Histetone: King's land; Robert from Bishop of Lincoln; Durand from Hardwin of Scales; Picot of Cambridge. 3 mills.
    Thatched and timber-framed houses.

    Histon
    Histone: Bishop of Lincoln and Picot from him; Abbot of Ely; Morin from Count of Mortain.
    On the outskirts of Cambridge; old and new housing; factory.

  • Histon local history site

    Horningsea
    Horningesie: Abbot of Ely before and after 1066. Mill. 1000 eels.
    On a fen 'island'.

    Horseheath
    Horsei: Count Alan and Alwin from him; Wulfeva from Richard FitzGilbert; 5 villagers from Hardwin of Scales; Norman from Aubrey de Vere.
    Near the Roman Via Devana.

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    Ickleton Ichelintone /
    Inchelintone: Count Eustace; Durand from Hardwin of Scales. 2 mills.
    On the Roman Icknield Way; site of a Roman villa and basilica.

    Impington
    Epintone: Abbot of Ely before and after 1066; Walter from Picot of Cambridge.
    Home of Samuel Pepys. The Village College, designed by Walter Gropius and Maxwell Fry, was opened in 1938.

  • Impington local history site

    Isleham
    Gisleham: King's land; Bishop of Rochester from Archbishop Lanfranc; Geoffrey from Count Alan; Hugh de Port. 4 mills. 1550 eels, honey, corn, malt.
    Old windmill. The chapel of Isleham Priory, founded in the 11th century and dissolved in the 15th, remains.

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    Kennett
    Chenet: Nicholas from William de Warenne. Mill.

    Kingston
    Chingestone: King's land; Earl Roger; Aelmer from Count Alan; Humphrey from Eudo FitzHubert; 2 men-at-arms and Robert the Bald from Hardwin of Scales; Ralph from Picot of Cambridge.
    Market town in the Middle Ages.

    Kirtling
    Chertelinge: Countess Judith, formerly Earl Harold. Fishery (5500 eels), park for woodland beasts.
    Scattered; Tudor gatehouse.

    Knapwell
    Chenepwelle: Abbot of Ely before and after 1066.
    Its Red Well, so called because of the red-tinged water (due to iron), was the scene of 'miracles'.

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