Fen Ditton, Cambridgeshire

Historical Description

Fen Ditton, a village and a parish in Cambridgeshire, 2 ½ miles NNE from Cambridge, and 1 mile from Barnwell Junction station on the G.E R., with a post office under Cambridge; money order office, Newmarket Road; telegraph office, Cambridge. Acreage, 1915; population, 680. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely; net value, £370 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Ely. The church is a building of Barnack ashlar in the Early English, Decorated, and Perpendicular styles, and has some very interesting architectural features. There is a Primitive Methodist chapel, erected in 1880, and six almshouses.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1894-5


Ancient County Cambridgeshire
Hundred Flendish
Poor Law union Chesterton

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

Transcript of the entry for Ditton, Fen (St. Mary) from Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848


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A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)

Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

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