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Carlton cum Willingham, Cambridgeshire

Historical Description

Carlton-cum-Willingham, a parish in Cambridgeshire, on the borders of Suffolk, 5 miles ESE of Six-Mile-Bottom station on the G.E.R., and 7 S of Newmarket, under which it has a post and money order office of the name of Carlton; telegraph office, Little Thurlow. Acreage, 2415; population of the civil parish, 324; of the ecclesiastical, 313. Lord Hampden is lord of the manor. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely; net yearly value, £180 with residence. The church of St Peter is a small ancient rubble building, in Early English style, consisting of chancel and nave; the bell turret contains two bells. It was in a very dilapidated state until restored in 1887.

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 parishCarlton St. Peter 
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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Visitations Heraldic

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DistrictSouth Cambridgeshire
Postal districtCB8
Post TownNewmarket