Place:Sawston, Cambridgeshire, England

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NameSawston
Alt namesSalsitonsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 48
Salsitonesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 48
TypeAncient parish, Civil parish
Coordinates52.117°N 0.167°E
Located inCambridgeshire, England
See alsoWittlesford Hundred, Cambridgeshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
Linton Rural, Cambridgeshire, Englandrural district 1894-1934
South Cambridgeshire Rural, Cambridgeshire, Englandrural district 1934-1974
South Cambridgeshire District, Cambridgeshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
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Sawston is a large village and civil parish in Cambridgeshire, England, situated on the River Cam about seven miles (11 km) south of Cambridge. It had a population of 7,145 in the UK census of 2011.

Sawston Hall is a Grade I listed Tudor manor house dating from the 16th century. The Sawston estate was held by the Huddleston family from 1517 until the 1980s.

For the last couple of hundred years, the principal industries in Sawston's environs have been the making of paper, printing, and leather-making. The original paper mill in Sawston is on the current Spicers site, named after the family who owned the mill in the last century. This complex is located at the north-west corner of the parish. There are two sites in Sawston which support or have formerly supported the preparation of leather, known as tanning.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Sawston.

Research Tips

  • Original historical documents relating to Cambridgeshire are now held by Cambridgeshire Archives and Local Studies at Shire Hall, Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB7 4GS
  • The Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire Family History Society has transcribed the parish registers for many if not all the ancient parishes of Cambridgeshire and these can be purchased from the Society as separate pdfs.
  • A History of the County of Cambridge. Seven volumes from British History Online (Victoria County Histories). This is by far the most complete history of the parishes of the county to be found online. From the numbering it would appear that some parts of the county are yet to be published online, but the first two volumes for any county are of little interest to the genealogist. The chapters are ordered by the divisions of the county called hundreds, but each parish is listed in the volume's content page.
  • GENUKI has a page on Cambridgeshire and pages for each of the ecclesiastical or ancient parishes in the county. These give references to other organizations who hold genealogical information for the local area. Each parish page includes a map of the parish provided by Open Street Maps.
  • The FamilyTree Wiki has a series of pages similar to those provided by GENUKI which may have been prepared at a later date.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time, section "Units and Statistics" for each parish and borough leads to analyses of population and organization of the county from about 1800 through 1974.
  • Map of Cambridgeshire divisions in 1888 produced by UK Ordnance Survey and provided online by A Vision of Britain through Time
  • Map of Cambridge divisions in 1944 produced by UK Ordnance Survey and provided online by A Vision of Britain through Time
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