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Haddenham, Cambridgeshire

Historical Description

Haddenham, a village and a parish in Cambridgeshire. The village stands in the Fens, 3 miles N from the Old West river, and has a station on the G.E.R., and a post, money order, and telegraph office, under Ely. The parish includes also the hamlets of Aldreth South and Hill Row West. Acreage, 8924; population, 1719. The manor belonged formerly to the priory of Rochester, and belongs now to the Earl of Hardwicke. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely; net value, £210 with residence. Patron, the Archdeacon of Ely. The church, which is dedicated to the Holy and Undivided Trinity, is a beautifully restored structure of late 13th century, and stands on the site of one supposed to have been built by Ovin, steward to Queen Etheldreda, in 673 A.D. The tower is still unfinished, and when surmounted by a spire will be visible in every direction across the Fens. In the village are two wells, much resorted to by pilgrims from Ely in ancient days for purposes of healing; both these wells are mineral springs of considerable strength, one being equal to Harrogate waters. There are Baptist and Wesleyan chapels, and an endowed school for boys which was founded in 1640.

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 parishHaddenham Holy Trinity 
HundredSouth Witchford 
Poor Law unionEly 

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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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Visitations Heraldic

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DistrictEast Cambridgeshire
Postal districtCB6
Post TownEly