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Fen Drayton, Cambridgeshire

Historical Description

Fen Drayton, a village and a parish in Cambridgeshire, 2 miles SW from Swavesey station on the G.E.R., and 4 SE from St Ives, with a post office under St Ives; money order and telegraph office, Fenstanton. Acreage, 1492, population, 297. The living is a curacy in the diocese of Ely; net value, £150. Patron, Christ's College, Cambridge. The church is a building of stone with one aisle, chiefly in the Perpendicular style. There is a Wesleyan chapel.

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 Drayton St. Mary 
Poor Law unionSt. Ives 

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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Visitations Heraldic

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DistrictSouth Cambridgeshire
Postal districtCB24
Post TownCambridge