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Elsworth, Cambridgeshire

Historical Description

Elsworth, a parish in Cambridgeshire, near the boundary with Hunts, 3 miles NNE of Caxton, and 4 miles N from Old North Road station on the L. & N.W.R. It has a post and money order office under St Ives; telegraph office, Caxton. Acreage, 3839; population 620. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely; net value, o£233 with residence. Patron, the Duke of Portland. The church is a fine building of stone in the pure Decorated style, with a pinnacled tower. There are a Baptist chapel, and an almshouse for three persons.

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 parishElsworth Holy Trinity 
Poor Law unionCaxton and Arrington 

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

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DistrictSouth Cambridgeshire
Postal districtCB23
Post TownCambridge