Swaffham Bulbeck

Swaffham Bulbeck is a village in the county of Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom, and situated just a few miles East of Cambridge, and West of the town of Newmarket.

The village has been home to a large number of my relatives and family groups, the earliest being the Roote family who appear in parish records since the 1630s onwards, and more recently and frequently, Skeels and Levitt families, who appear in the parish records here from the 18th century onwards.

St. Mary's Church, Swaffham Bulbeck
Above: St. Mary's Church, Swaffham Bulbeck. Photo: Andrew Martin.

Burials at Swaffham Bulbeck

Burials took place in the churchyard at St. Mary's Church until 17th October 1884, after which new burials began in the cemetery on the East side of the village, unless graves had already been reserved for spouses and other relatives.

Researching families in Swaffham Bulbeck

The bulk of the parish records for Swaffham Bulbeck are stored at the Cambridgeshire Archives & Local Studies Centre, and the Cambridgeshire Family History Society has transcribed a large number of records and made them commercially available.

A few headstones remain within St. Mary's churchyard, and many stand in the cemetery, which is still in use.

Places Nearby

  • Bottisham
  • Burwell
  • Swaffham Prior