Cambridgeshire,England Public Record Office
Address: Cambridge County Record Office Shire Hall Castle Hill
Cambridgeshire Record Office holds the archive documents for the districts of East Cambridgeshire, South Cambridgeshire, Fenland, and the City of Cambridge. There is also a library on the premises to aid in any research.
Hours of Operation:
Sunday and Monday closed
Tuesday through Friday 9 am to 5 pm
Tuesday evening hours are 5pm to 7 pm by appointment only
Saturday dates and hours vary and are by appointment only so check with the office
The archives consist of:
• Parish registers of the Church of England
• Indexed transcripts of the registers and bishop’s transcripts
• Registers, church book, members’ rolls of the nonconformist churches and chapels dating from the 17th to the 20th century
• Transcripts of monumental inscriptions located in churches, churchyards, and cemeteries
• Boyd’s index of marriages in Cambridgeshire from 1538 to 1625 and 1676 to 1837
• Indexes of baptisms and burials from 1801 to 1837
• Probate Records of the Courts of the Consistory of Ely, the Archdeaconry of Ely, and the Peculiar of Thorney
• Census enumerator’s schedules from 1841 to 1901
• Quarter sessions order
• Overseers’ records
• Poll book
• Taxation Records
Online research is also available.
Cambridgeshire is a non-metropolitan county located in the eastern part of England. It has a population of 806,700 people. The ethnicity of the county is made up of 94.6% white and 2.6% south Asian.
Cambridgeshire relies heavily on agriculture. Neighboring high technology companies help to aid the Cambridgeshire economy as well. There is also a large arm services in Cambridgeshire which adds to the economy.
Education is important to the people if Cambridgeshire. They have secondary schools that are referred to as Village Colleges, which are unique only to Cambridgeshire. Cambridgeshire is the home to five institutes of higher education.
Cambridgeshire is credited with being the birthplace if bandy. Bandy is a winter sport played in an ice field. There are two teams of eleven players who try to get the ball in the opponent’s goal. The rules and the field are very similar to soccer. Bandy is an IOC accepted sport dating back to the 1800’s.
Cambridgeshire County has the lowest lying point in all of the UK being 9 feet below sea level. The highest point is 480 feet above sea level.