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Barton, Cambridgeshire

Historical Description

Barton, a parish in Cambridgeshire, on the Bourn, or Bourn Brook, a tributary of the Cam river, 1½ mile NE from Lords Bridge station on the L. & N.W.R., and 3½ miles SW of Cambridge. It has a post office under Cambridge; money order office, Grantchester. Acreage, 1834; population, 281. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely; net value, £142 with residence, in the gift of the Lord Chancellor. The church, an ancient edifice of stone in the Early Decorated style, was restored and repaired in 1886. The rectorial tithes belong to King's College, Cambridge.

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 CountyCambridgeshire 
Ecclesiastical parishBarton St. Peter 
Poor Law unionChesterton 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records

The register dates from the year 1687.


Church of England

St. Peter (parish church)

The church of St. Peter is an ancient edifice of stone in the Late Decorated style, and consists of large chancel, long nave, south porch and an embattled western tower with pinnacles and turret and containing 4 bells: a carved oak screen of Perpendicular date, enriched with shields of arms, separates the nave from the chancel: there are brasses in the chancel to John Martin and Margaret his wife, dated 1593; a piscina and an aumbry: the building was restored in 1885, at a cost of £1,350, and reopened after extensive repairs in March, 1886, and affords 230 sittings.


Baptist Chapel

There is a small Baptist chapel, erected here in 1894.

Civil Registration

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Barton from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Barton 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