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Dry Drayton, Cambridgeshire

Historical Description

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.

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 parishDry Drayton St. Peter and St. Paul 
Poor Law unionChesterton 

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Cambridgeshire is available to browse.


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

The Visitations of Cambridgeshire 1575 and 1619 is available online.

DistrictSouth Cambridgeshire
Postal districtCB23
Post TownCambridge