Brinkley, Cambridgeshire


Brinkley, Cambridgeshire

infobox UK place
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static_image_caption=St Mary's Church south side
country = England
latitude= 52.165
longitude= 0.381
official_name= Brinkley
population = 383 (2001)
shire_district= South Cambridgeshire
shire_county = Cambridgeshire
region= East of England
constituency_westminster= Cambridgeshire South East
post_town= NEWMARKET|postcode_district = CB1
postcode_area= CB
dial_code= 01638
os_grid_reference= TL630546

Brinkley is a small village in Cambridgeshire, England. It is situated about 15 miles east of Cambridge and 5 miles south of Newmarket, the horse racing centre. It features a pub, "The Red Lion", but its Post Office closed down in the 1990s. Children go to school in the neighbouring village, Burrough Green.

The local church is St Mary's Church. Most of it dates from around 1600 but some parts of it are older. It has a beautiful east window (the tower is at the west end) which is thought to date from around 1300 so it is likely there was probably a building here much earlier. The rectors of Brinkley are recorded all the way back to 1260. There have been around 50 since then.

From time to time the residents invite everyone with the surname Brinkley to come to the village fete, which is always held in July each year in the grounds of Brinkley Hall, next to the church. The last time this happened was in July 2000 when 250 Brinkleys from all over the world turned out.

External links

* [http://www.brinkley.demon.co.uk/ Village information and genealogy information]
* [http://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/NR/rdonlyres/26D509D4-B645-43D6-B3E5-AF6667BAA7C1/0/Brinkley.pdf 2001 Census]
* [http://www.brinkley-bells.org.uk/ Brinkley Campanology]


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