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Hadstock, Essex

Historical Description

Hadstock, a village and a parish in Essex. The village stands near the boundary with Cambridgeshire, 1½ mile S from Linton station on the G.E.R., and 4 miles ENE from Chesterford. It has a post office under Cambridge; money order and telegraph office, Linton; was once a market town, and formerly had a fair on 17 June. The parish comprises 1731 acres; population, 429. Traces have been seen of a Roman villa. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St Albans; net value, £282 with residence. Patron, the Archbishop of Canterbury. The church, dedicated to St Botolph, is Norman and cruciform, and has a tower. It was rebuilt in 1884. A well set round with stones, and called St Botolph's Well, is in the churchyard. There is a Congregational chapel.

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


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyEssex 
Ecclesiastical parishHadstock St. Botolph 
Poor Law unionLinton 

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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Postal districtCB21
Post TownCambridge