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Hinxton, Cambridgeshire

Historical Description

Hinxton, a village and a parish in Cambridgeshire. The village stands on the S border of the county, 2 miles N by W from Chesterford station on the G.E.R., and 4½ W by S from Linton, and has a post and telegraph office under Saffron Walden; money order office, Great Chesterford. The parish comprises 1564 acres; population, 336. The manor and Hinxton Hall belong to the Frevilles. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely; net yearly value,, £300. Patron, Jesus College, Cambridge. The church, which is a building of flint and rubble in the Early English style, consists of nave, chancel, and aisle, with large square tower, and has a brass of 1416. A record of the Eeformation here, in 1643, says, " We brake down 23 superstitious pictures, ordered a cross to be taken off the steeple, and the Lady Hind to level the steps." There is a Congregational chapel. The Hall is a plain building of red brick. In 1886 a detached part of Ickleton was amalgamated with this parish.

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 parishHinxton St. Mary 
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 districtCB10
Post TownSaffron Walden