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Hildersham, Cambridgeshire

Historical Description

Hildersham, a village and a parish in Cambridgeshire. The village stands on the river Granta, 1¼ mile NW from Linton station on the G.E.R., and has a post office under Cambridge; money order and telegraph office, Linton. The parish comprises 1511 acres; population, 206. Hildersham Hall is a country residence standing in a park of 70 acres. The manor belonged formerly to the De Veres, Earls of Oxford, and belongs now to the Huddlestons. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely; gross value, £385. The church is an ancient and interesting building of rubble, chiefly in the Decorated style, and consists of nave, aisles, and chancel, with a tower. Matthew Paris the chronicler is supposed to have been a native.

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 parishHildersham Holy Trinity 
Poor Law unionLinton 

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 districtCB21
Post TownCambridge