Dullingham


Dullingham

Coordinates: 52°11′43″N 0°23′02″E / 52.1952°N 0.3838°E / 52.1952; 0.3838

Dullingham
Dullingham Church.jpg
The Parish Church of St Mary, Dullingham
Dullingham is located in Cambridgeshire
Dullingham

 Dullingham shown within Cambridgeshire
Population 718 [1]
OS grid reference TL617584
District East Cambridgeshire
Shire county Cambridgeshire
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NEWMARKET
Postcode district CB8
Dialling code 01638
Police Cambridgeshire
Fire Cambridgeshire
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
List of places: UK • England • Cambridgeshire

Dullingham is a village and civil parish in East Cambridgeshire, England. It is situated 4 miles (6 km) south of Newmarket and 14 miles (23 km) east of Cambridge.

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History

Signpost in Dullingham

The parish of Dullingham covers 3387 acres in a long thin irregular shape running from just north of the Cambridge to Newmarket road to the Suffolk border, and is bounded to the south west by Burrough Green and to the north east by Stetchworth. The ancient Icknield Way crosses the north west of the parish. The village seems to have existed for over 1,000 years. By the time of the Domesday Book, there were four land holdings and 46 peasants.[2]

Listed as Dullingeham in the Domesday Book, the village's name means "homestead of the family or followers of a man called Dulla".[3]

Church

The church of St Mary the Virgin dates from the earliest records in the early 12th century. [4]. It consists of a chancel, aisled and clerestoried nave with north porch and south chapel, and west tower. The chancel is the earliest part of the present building, and was built in the 13th century. The tower was added in the 14th century, and the nave was rebuilt in the 15th century.[2]

A Wesleyan chapel was opened in the village in 1826 and closed in the late 20th century.[2]

Village life

The village has had its own railway station since 1848.[2] Dullingham railway station lies on the Cambridge branch of the Ipswich to Ely Line, and is about 1 mile (1.6 km) from the centre of Dullingham.

Dullingham has two pubs, The Boot and the King's Head. The King's Head is the older of the two, situated in a 17th-century house and was in use as an alehouse in 1728. It belonged to the parish charity until 1931. The King's Head reopened in late 2008 after a period of closure, and now includes a restaurant area. The Boot, open since the mid-19th century stands on the village green. Several other former pubs were recorded in the 19th century, including the Rising Sun at Dullingham Ley that closed just after the Second World War, and the Royal Oak on Stony Street that closed in 1975.[2]

Other notable buildings in Dullingham include Dullingham House, The Old Bakery, The Maltings, The Guildhall, The Workhouse, The Wesleyan Chapel and the Mission hall. In 1945 the Taylor family bought the former Oddfellows' hall (built c. 1925), and gave it as a village hall. It is known as the Sidney Taylor Hall.[2]

References

  1. ^ 2001 census
  2. ^ a b c d e f A History of the County of Cambridge and the Isle of Ely. 6. 1978. pp. 157–170. http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=66718. 
  3. ^ A. D. Mills (2003). "A Dictionary of British Place-Names". http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1O40-Dullingham.html. 
  4. ^ Cambridgeshire Churches

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