Croxton, a parish in Cambridgeshire, contiguous with Hunts, 3½ miles W by N of Caxton, and 4 E by S of St Neots station on the G.N.R. It has a post office under St Neots; money order and telegraph office, St Neots. Acreage, 1909; population, 284. Croxton Park, the seat of the Newton family, is a large mansion standing in a park of about 100 acres. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely; gross yearly value, £252 with residence. The church is a small but ancient building of stone in the Perpendicular style.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Croxton St. James|
|Poor Law union||Caxton and Arrington|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
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Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Croxton from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Croxton (St. James))
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Cambridgeshire is available to browse.
Online maps of Croxton 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.