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Childerley, Cambridgeshire

Historical Description

Childerley, a parish in Cambridgeshire, 3½ miles NE of Caxton, and 6½ NE from Old North Road station on the L. & N.W.R. Post town, Cambridge; money order office, Boxworth; telegraph office, Caxton. Acreage, 1069; population, 15. Childerley Hall is a fine mansion in the Elizabethan style. King Charles I. slept there one night on his way as a prisoner to London. There is a very valuable chimney-piece in the dining room. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely; yearly value, £50. There is no church, but service is held in a small private chapel in a garden.

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 parishChilderley St. Mary 
Poor Law unionChesterton 

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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 districtCB23
Post TownCambridge