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Coton, Cambridgeshire

Historical Description

Coton, a parish in Cambridgeshire, 3 miles W of Cambridge. It has a post office under Cambridge; money order and telegraph office, Cambridge. Acreage, 970; population, 263. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely; gross yearly value, £80. Patron, St Catharine's College, Cambridge. The church is Norman and Early English; consists of nave, aisles, chancel, and two porches, with tower and spire; and has the monument of Andrew Downes, the translator of the Apocrypha.

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

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Cambridgeshire is available to browse.


Online maps of Coton are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Cambridgeshire papers online:

Visitations Heraldic

The Visitations of Cambridgeshire 1575 and 1619 is available online.

DistrictSouth Cambridgeshire
Postal districtCB23
Post TownCambridge