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Fen Ditton, Cambridgeshire

Historical Description

Fen Ditton, a village and a parish in Cambridgeshire, 2½ miles NNE from Cambridge, and 1 mile from Barnwell Junction station on the G.E R., with a post office under Cambridge; money order office, Newmarket Road; telegraph office, Cambridge. Acreage, 1915; population, 680. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely; net value, £370 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Ely. The church is a building of Barnack ashlar in the Early English, Decorated, and Perpendicular styles, and has some very interesting architectural features. There is a Primitive Methodist chapel, erected in 1880, and six almshouses.

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 parishFen Ditton St. Mary 
Poor Law unionChesterton 

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

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 districtCB5
Post TownCambridge