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Westley Waterless

[Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868]
by Colin Hinson ©2013

"WESTLEY WATERLESS, a parish in the hundred of Radfield, county Cambridge, 5 miles south-west of Newmarket, and 2 south of the Dullingham station on the Cambridge and Newmarket railway. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Norwich, value £326. The church is dedicated to St. Mary. There is a school. J. Hall, Esq., M.P., is lord of the manor.

"SIX MILE BOTTOM, is a hamlet in the parishes of Little Wilbraham, Bottisham, Brinkley, Carlton cum Willingham, Swaffham Bulbeck, Westley Waterless, and Weston Colville. It has a station on the Cambridge and Bury branch of the London and North Eastern railway. There is a congregational chapel, erected in 1881, with 80 sittings, and a reading room and library. There is also a recreation ground, pleasantly situated near the railway station and enclosed by a double row of trees : a cross of rough granite was erected in 1924 as a memorial to the men of this parish who fell in the Great War, 1914-18. Swyntord Paddocks is the residence of Capt. Malcolm Bollock M.B.E., M.P.

See also Six Mile Bottom main page."

[Transcribed and edited information from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland - 1868]
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Cemeteries

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Census

Churches

  • The Church of St Mary the Less, Westley Waterless.

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Church History

  • "The church of St. Mary-the-Less is a structure of flint in the Early English style, and consists of chancel, nave, aisles and a turret containing one bell: in the church is an ancient brass to Sir John De Creyke and his wife, dated 1325: the communion plate dates from 1568: the church has been restored, including the erection of a turret, at a cost of £300, and affords 120 sittings. The register dates from the year 1557, and contains some curious entries relating to collections made by brief in 1652-9 and 1662, and varying from 1s. 6d. To 4s. for the repairs of various churches and the relict of the poor elsewhere.. The church of St. Mary-the-Less is a structure of flint in the Early English style, and consists of chancel, nave, aisles and a turret containing one bell: in the church is an ancient brass to Sir John De Creyke and his wife, dated 1325: the communion plate dates from 1568: the church has been restored, including the erection of a turret, at a cost of £300, and affords 120 sittings. The register dates from the year 1557, and contains some curious entries relating to collections made by brief in 1652-9 and 1662, and varying from 1s. 6d. To 4s. for the repairs of various churches and the relict of the poor elsewhere." [Kelly's Directory - Cambridgeshire - 1929]
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Church Records

  • Church of England
    • Westey Waterless, St. Mary-the-Less: Records of baptisms 1559-1716, 1785-1914, marriages 1559-1707, 1755-1837, 1840-1987, burials 1557-1716, 1785-1999, banns for 1755-1811, 1857-1965 reside in the Cambridgeshire Archives. The Bishop's Transcripts for the years 1598-1670, 1683-1839 can be found in the Cambridge University Library. Indexed transcripts exist in Cambridgeshire Archives for baptisms 1559-1901, marriages 1559-1901, and burials 1557-1901. There are also microfilm copies of the registers for baptisms 1559-1716, 1785-1875, marriages 1559-1707, 1755-1875 and burials 1557-1716, 1785-1875. Parish register transcripts of Westley Waterless St Mary-the-Less, 1557-1902, are available in full transcript form, on microfiche, from the Cambridgeshire Family History Society Publications list (search)
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Gazetteers

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Military History

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Taxation

  • Land Tax: records were compiled afresh each year and contain the names of owners and occupiers in each parish, but usually there is no address or place name. These records reside in the Cambridgeshire Archives for the years 1710, 1798 (on microfilm), 1829-31, 1878-88 and 1931-1948.