Horningsea  Cambridgeshire


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

HORNINGSEA, or HORNSEA, a parish, with a village, in Chesterton district, Cambridgeshire; on the river Cam, and on the Cambridge and Ely railway, 3½ miles NE by N of Cambridge. Post town, Cambridge. Acres, 1, 580. Real property, £2, 604. Pop., 402. Houses, 82. An ancient priory here was destroyed, about. 870, by the Danes. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely. Value, not reported. Patron, St. John's College, Cambridge. The church is ancient but good; and consists of nave, aisles, and chancel, with a tower. There are a national school, and charities £4.

Horningsea through time

Horningsea 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 Horningsea itself, go to Units and Statistics.

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


Date accessed: 19th October 2019

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