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Foxton, Cambridgeshire

Historical Description

Foxton, a village and a parish in Cambridgeshire. The village stands on the G.N.R., on which it has a station, 6½ miles NE of Royston. It has a post office under Royston; money order office, Harston; telegraph office, Shepreth (R.S.) It was once a market-town, and has still a fair in Easter week. The parish comprises 1752 acres; population, 436. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely; net yearly value, £187 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Peterborough. The church is an ancient building of flint in the Early English, Decorated, and Perpendicular styles. There are a Wesleyan chapel and four 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 parishFoxton St. Lawrence 
Poor Law unionRoyston 

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

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Foxton from the following:

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 districtCB22
Post TownCambridge