Dry Drayton, Cambridgeshire
Drayton, Dry, a parish in Cambridgeshire, on an affluent of the river Ouse, near the Via Devana, 2½ miles SW of Oakington station on the G.E.R., and 5 NW of Cambridge. It has a post office under Cambridge; money order and telegraph office, Cambridge. Acreage, 2421; population, 345. The living is a rectory and a vicarage in the diocese of Ely; gross yearly value, £216 with residence. The church has a brass of 1520, and is good. There are Baptist and Primitive Methodist chapels.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Dry Drayton St. Peter and St. Paul|
|Poor Law union||Chesterton|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Dry Drayton from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Drayton, Dry (St. Peter and St. Paul))
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Cambridgeshire is available to browse.
Online maps of Dry Drayton 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.