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Eltisley, Cambridgeshire

Historical Description

Eltisley, a village and a parish in Cambridgeshire, contiguous with Hunts, 2¼ miles WNW of Caxton, and 5 E from St Neots station on the G.N.R. There is a post office under St Neots; money order and telegraph office, Caxton. Acreage, 1970; population, 438. A nunnery stood here in the Saxon time; is said to have been the burial-place of Pandionia, a Scottish princess, and was destroyed about the time of the Conquest. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely; gross value, £45. The church is an ancient building of stone, the principal part being of the Perpendicular style, but with a good specimen of Early English at the south entrance. It has a lofty embattled western tower and spire. There are also Primitive Methodist and Wesleyan 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 parishEltisley St. Pandiania & St. John the Baptist 
Poor Law unionCaxton and Arrington 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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Visitations Heraldic

The Visitations of Cambridgeshire 1575 and 1619 is available online.

DistrictSouth Cambridgeshire
Postal districtPE19
Post TownSt. Neots