Websites that have a connection with, or information about Orwell

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You might find something of interest here

By Derek Skipper

Here are some websites addresses that might be of interest, together with a brief narrative underneath indicating the nature of the information contained therein.

As we find more, they will be added.

This is the Cambridgeshire Community Archives Network website, where various villages or societies have placed photographic records. The Orwell section can be accessed within this website by linking to

Excellent site with detailed commentary on, inter alia, Economic History, Local Government, Churches and Nonconformity in Orwell. Extract from "A History of The County of Cambridge and the Isle of Ely, Volume 5", pages 241 - 251, published in 1973.

Genealogical listing, recording several generations of Fairechild (Fairchild) family living in Orwell from early 1600s.

Roll of Honour for 1914 - 18 and 1939 - 45 World Wars, in a searchable site; information as presented by the Orwell Branch of The British Legion re-dedication on Sunday 8th January 1956.

UK and Ireland Genealogy site, with brief background information on many topics. Transcribed and edited content mainly from "The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland - 1868"   

Site detailing the eleven 15th century misericords at St Andrews Church, Orwell.

This was the Village's other significant social website, but it has now been merged with this one.

The splendid website of a nearby village, which uses the same platform as the Orwell Past & Present website. Presently more "mature" than that of Orwell, as is a larger village and has been operational since December 2010.

Site sets out the Orwell data in the First Free Online copy of the Domesday Book. Orwell appears in eight entries, which are detailed here.,_Cambridgeshire

Wikipedia notes that Orwell is "a small rural village outside Cambridge", with the "Prime Meridian at its eastern edge". It also notes that in Old English, the original name of Orwell meant "spring by a pointed hill".

This gives all the listed buildings in Orwell. Reference is made to this list in connection with individual house histories within this website.

It's Orwell, but not as we know it!  Orwell Corner Historic Village is in Canada.

Some good photos of St Andrews Church Orwell U.K.

This page was added by Derek Skipper on 15/10/2012.

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