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Histon, Cambridgeshire

Historical Description

Histon, a village and a parish in Cambridgeshire. The-village stands near the Cambridge, St Ives, and Huntingdon branch of the G.E.R., 3 miles NNW from Cambridge, and has a station on the railway, and a post and money order office under Cambridge; telegraph office, Cottenham. Acreage of parish, 2162; population, 948. Histon Hall is the seat of the Peed family. Market-gardening is carried on, and much fruit is grown for the Cambridge and London markets. The living comprises the consolidated discharged vicarages of St Andrew and St Etheldreda in the diocese of Ely; gross. yearly value, £350. The church is an ancient cruciform. building of rubble in the Early English, Decorated, and Perpendicular styles, and there are Baptist and Wesleyan chapels. There is a school endowment.

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 
Poor Law unionChesterton 

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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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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

The Visitations of Cambridgeshire 1575 and 1619 is available online.

DistrictSouth Cambridgeshire
Postal districtCB24
Post TownCambridge