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Reputedly listed in the Doomesday Book as "Birchwig" Birch Way. Barkway has a number of 15th and 16th Century properties, some with beautifully thatched roofs. Most properties are on or near the High Street, which is part of the old London to Cambridge coaching route. Barkway has had a village church for over 1000 years. The current flint and stone church, which is over 800 years old, has a full peal of 8 bells which are rung every week. The village has an infants' school, The Tally Ho Pub, a recreation ground with children's play area and football pitch, a Golf Course, 1 Garage and a number of active social organisations. According to the 2001 census Barkway had a population of 656.[1] Two major estates are adjacent to the north of the village: "Cokenach" - which has a long-established cricket club[3] and "Newsells" which is now an impressive Stud Farm.[4]

Notable residentsEdit

  • Sir Humphrey de Trafford, a prominent racehorse owner, resided at the Newsells Park Estate with his family from 1926 until his death in 1971.[4]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b 2001 Census
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 26 October 2016.
  3. ^ Cokenach Cricket Club
  4. ^ a b "Newsells Park Stud". Retrieved 1 December 2013.

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