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Harston, Cambridgeshire

Historical Description

Harston, a village and a parish in Cambridgeshire. The village stands on the river Cam, near the Hitchin and Cambridge branch of the G.N.R., 5 miles SSW from Cambridge, and has a station on the railway, and a post, money order, and telegraph office under Cambridge. The parish comprises 1741 acres; population, 767. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely; net yearly value, £280 with residence.-Patron, the Bishop of Ely. The church is a fine building of stone in the Perpendicular style, and there is a Baptist chapel.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Administration

The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyCambridgeshire 
Ecclesiastical parishHarston All Saints 
HundredThriplow 
Poor Law unionChesterton 

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 Harston from the following:


Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Cambridgeshire is available to browse.


Maps

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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
CountyCambridgeshire
RegionEastern
CountryEngland
Postal districtCB22
Post TownCambridge