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    Leighton Bromswold
    Lectone: Bishop of Lincoln. Mill.
    Moated gatehouse.

    Little Catworth
    Alia / Parva Cateworde: Ely Abbey; Thored from William de Warenne.

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    Molesworth
    Molesworde: Eustace the Sheriff from Countess Judith.
    Site of US Cruise Missile base.

    Morborne
    Morburne: Crowland Abbey. Church.
    17th century manor house; Norman chancel arch in church.

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    Offord Cluny
    Opeforde, Upeforde: Monks of Cluny from Arnulf de Hesdin. Church, 2 mills.
    Attractive; 13th century church.

    Offord Darcy
    Up / Opeforde: Ramsey Abbey; Odo from Eustace the Sheriff; Hugh from Countess Judith.

    Old Weston
    Westune: Ramsey Abbey; Wulfbert from Eustace the Sheriff. Church.
    Isolated in the wolds.

    Orton Longueville
    Ovretone / tune: John from Bishop of Lincoln; Eustace the Sheriff and John and Roger from him. Church.
    Part of Peterborough; named after a Norman family.

    Orton Waterville
    Ovretone / tune: Ansgered from Peterborough Abbey for the supply of the monks and in the king's jurisdiction.
    Part of Peterborough; named after the Waltreville family.

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    Paxton
    Pachstone, Parchestune: Countess Judith. 3 mills.
    Now 2 villages, Great and Little Paxton.

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    Ripton
    Riptune: Ramsey Abbey; Church.
    Now Abbots Ripton; attractive. The moathouse was once the main manor; nearby is Monks Wood, given to Sawtry Abbey in 1147 and now a nature reserve.

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    St. Ives
    Slepe: Ramsey Abbey and Everard, Ingelrann and Pleines from the abbey. Church.
    Town.

    Sawtry
    Saltrede: Ramsey Abbey; Walter from Eustace the Sheriff; Countess Judith; Alwin's wife. 3 churches.
    Large; recent building; earthworks and fishponds of a Cistercian Abbey, founded 1147.

    Sibson
    Sibestune: Thorney Abbey; Lunen from Count Eustace. 2 churches. 2 mills.
    Manor house; Sibson Aerodrome.

    Somersham
    Summersham: Ely Abbey; 3 fishponds.
    Large; traces of a moated palace of the bishops of Ely.

    Southoe
    Sutham: Eustace the Sheriff; Robert FitzFafiton. Fishery. 1000 eels.
    Manor farm; sites of 3 moated manor houses nearby.

    Spaldwick
    Spalduic: Ely Abbey. Mill.
    On Ellinton Brook. The George Inn, c.1500, has medieval wall paintings.

    Stanground
    Stangrun: Thorney Abbey. Church.
    Part of Peterborough; Cromwellian fortress nearby on Horsey Hill.

    Staughton
    Tochestone: Eustace the Sheriff from Bishop of Lincoln. Church.
    Now an aggregate of 3 villages, Great Staughton and Staughton Green and Highway; site of a 13th century fortified manor house, formerly a castle.

    Stibbington
    Stebintone / tune: Thorney Abbey; Lunen from Count Eustace. Church.
    17th century hall and manor house; partly Norman church.

    Stilton
    Stic(h)iltone: The king's freemen of Normancross from the king; John from Bishop of Lincoln; Eustace the Sheriff.
    Home of Stilton cheese.

    Stukeley
    Stivecle: Ramsey Abbey; Richard and Hugh, the Abbot's men-at-arms, from the abbey; Herbert from Eustace the Sheriff; Countess Judith. 2 churches.
    Now 2 villages, Great and Little Stukeley.

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    Tilbrooke
    Tilebroc: William de Warenne.

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    Upton
    Opetune: Fulk from Earl Hugh. Church, mill.
    Moated manor house; 17th century manor farm.

    Upwood
    Upehude: Ramsey Abbey; Church.
    Attractive; old windmill.

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    Warboys
    Wardebusc: Ramsey Abbey. Church.
    Fenland. After the deaths of the witches of Warboys in 1593, Henry Cromwell, Oliver's son, paid a Cambridge lecturer to preach against witchcraft each year in Huntingdon, a custom that continued until 1814.

    Waresley
    Wederesle, Wedreslei(e): Thorold from Swei of Essex; Roger from Eustace the Sheriff; Ranulf brother of Ilger from William FitzAnsculf.
    On a wooded ridge; Waresley Park.

    Washingley
    Wasingelei(a):
    Lost.

    Water Newton
    Newetone: Thorney Abbey. Church, 2 mills.
    17th century Water Newton House.

    West Perry
    Pirie: Eustace the Sheriff. Church.
    Now 2 villages, East and West Perry, on Grafham Water; sailing club; ornithological centre.

    Winwick
    Winewiche / wincle: Odilard the Larderer from Eustace the Sheriff.

    Wistow
    Wistou: Ramsey Abbey. Church, mill.
    Timber-framed, pargetted houses; 16th century farm.

    Wood Walton
    Waltune: Hugh de Bolbec from Earl William. Church.
    Ruins of a castle, possibly built by Henry de Mandeville.

    Woodstone
    Wodestun: Thorney Abbey. Church.
    Part of Peterborough.

    Woolley
    Cilvelai: Eustace the Sheriff. Golde and her son Wulfric, the pre-Conquest holders.
    Manor house; rectory; cottages.

    Wyton
    Witune: Ramsey Abbey. Church, mill.
    17th century houses.

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    Yaxley
    Iacheslei: Thorney Abbey. Church.
    Large; important brickworks.

    Yelling
    Gel(l)inge, Ghellinge: Swein from Ramsey Abbey. Aubrey de Vere. Church.
    Quiet. Italian paintings in the late Norman church were part of Napoleon's loot, and bought by a private collector.

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