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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Hinxton St. Mary|
|Poor Law union||Linton|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Hinxton from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Hinxton (St. Mary))
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Cambridgeshire is available to browse.
Online maps of Hinxton are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Cambridgeshire papers online:
- Cambridge Independent Press
- Cambridge Chronicle and Journal
- Huntingdon, Bedford & Peterborough Gazette
The Visitations of Cambridgeshire 1575 and 1619 is available online.