- Brinkley, Cambridgeshire
infobox UK place
static_image_caption=St Mary's Church south side
country = England
population = 383 (2001)
region= East of England
constituency_westminster= Cambridgeshire South East
post_town= NEWMARKET|postcode_district = CB1
Brinkley is a small village in
Cambridgeshire, England. It is situated about 15 miles east of Cambridgeand 5 miles south of Newmarket, the horse racingcentre. It features a pub, "The Red Lion", but its Post Officeclosed down in the 1990s. Children go to schoolin 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.
* [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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