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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Childerley St. Mary|
|Poor Law union||Chesterton|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
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Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Childerley from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Childerley (St. Mary))
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Cambridgeshire is available to browse.
Online maps of Childerley 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.