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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Eltisley St. Pandiania & St. John the Baptist|
|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 Eltisley from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Eltisley (St. Pandiania & St. John the Baptist))
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Cambridgeshire is available to browse.
Online maps of Eltisley 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.