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Map of Cambridgeshire: From the Report of the Boundary Commissioners for England and Wales. Map printed by Eyre and Spottiswoode 1885.
The Parishes of Arrington, Croydon, Orwell and Wimpole: Local History

Between 1999 and 2006 I set up and maintained a number of local history websites for Arrington, Croydon, Orwell and Wimpole - four ancient parishes located in South Cambridgeshire, some seven miles west of the university city of Cambridge. For various reasons (mainly employment) the sites gradually died and the domains eventually lapsed. Seven years on and I have been challenged to get the information back out   online. Retirement and the discovery of an old pre-USB back-up disc have negated my long (and completely plausible) list of excuses - so here once again are several hundred original web pages, frozen in all their pre-2006 pre-broadband glory! Enjoy the minimal graphics, iffy designs, dodgy navigation and the largely pre-CSS coding.
Steve [September 2013]

  v2006 Arrington Site
  Speculum Gregis 1843, Croydon [Currently being rebuilt on www.speculumgregis.co.uk (September 2013)]
  Orwell Site (The Orwell site has been discontinued. Some data pages have been relocated. Click the link for details]
  Wimpole Site
(now relocated to new site Wimpole Past.]

This project was re-started on Saturday 7 September 2013.
'Armingford' (Hundred) was the name for the local area from Anglo-Saxon times thought to be named from the strategic ford across the Rhee at Arrington Bridge. The area of the ford was used for moots - an early form of local government. The Hundred contains thirteen parishes and part of another and comprises 29,307 acres. The anglo-saxon names of Arrington and Ermine Street (not a Roman name!) are both derived from the 'Earningas', the group or tribe who populated Armingford.
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