Caldecot, a parish in Cambridgeshire, on an affluent of the river Cam, 3½ miles ESE of Caxton, and 4 NE from Old North Road station on the L. & N.W.R. Post town, Cambridge; money order and telegraph office, Bourn, 2 miles distant. Acreage, 948; population of the civil parish, 92; of the ecclesiastical, 309. The living is a vicarage, annexed to the rectory of Toft, in the diocese of Ely; joint yearly value, £300 with residence. The church is an ancient building of stone in the Early Perpendicular style.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Caldecote St. Michael|
|Poor Law union||Caxton and Arrington|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The register dates from the year 1728.
Church of England
St. Michael (parish church)
The church of St. Michael, standing on a picturesque and woody bank, is a small but ancient building of stone in the Early Perpendicular style, consisting of chancel, nave, north and south porches and an embattled western tower containing 3 bells: the chancel retains a small crocheted niche and in the south porch is a benatura: there are carved stalls in the chancel and a rood screen with traces of colour: the church was thoroughly repaired in 1860 and 1861, and affords 100 sittings: during the year 1899 the church was restored and several gifts made to it, including a small organ.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Caldecot from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Caldecote (St. Michael))
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Cambridgeshire is available to browse.
Online maps of Caldecot are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Cambridgeshire papers online:
- Cambridge Independent Press
- Cambridge Chronicle and Journal
- Huntingdon, Bedford & Peterborough Gazette
The Visitations of Cambridgeshire 1575 and 1619 is available online.