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Ickleton, Cambridgeshire

Historical Description

Ickleton, a village and a parish in Cambridgeshire. The village stands on Icknield Street, adjacent to the G.E.R., near the boundary with Essex, 1½ mile NNW of Great Ches-terford station, and 6 miles WSW from Linton, and was once a market-town. It has a post office under Saffron Walden; money order and telegraph office, Great Chester-ford (S.O.) The parish comprises 2700 acres; population, 604. A Benedictine nunnery was founded here in the time of Henry II. by the De Veres or the Cantelupes, and was given at the dissolution, in exchange for other property, to the bishops of Ely. Roman coins and remains of a Roman villa, together with other Roman relics, were found in 1848. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely; net value, £287 with residence. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church, a fine building of stone in the Early Norman style, consists of nave, aisles, and chancel, with a lofty tower. There is a Primitive Methodist chapel.

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 parishIckleton St. Mary Magdalene 
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