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Kirtling, Cambridgeshire

Historical Description

Kirtling, a village and a parish in Cambridgeshire. The village stands near the boundary with Suffolk, 6 miles SE by S of Newmarket station on the G.E.R., and has a post office under Newmarket; money order and telegraph office, Che-veley. The parish contains also the hamlet of Upend. Acreage, 3126; population, 705. The manor belongs to Lord North. Kirtling Tower, a seat of Lord North, is a portion of the ancient Kirtling Hall, originally erected about the time of Henry VI., but for the most part pulled down in 180L The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely; net yearly value, £102 with residence. Patron, Lord North. The church is a very ancient building of flint and stone, chiefly in the Norman style, has a fine Norman doorway, was restored in 1869, consists of nave, aisle, and chancel, with a tower, and contains an effigies of the second Lord North, and other monuments of the North family. There are Baptist and Primitive Methodist chapels, and there is a Roman Catholic chapel, to which the public are admitted, attached to Kirtling Tower.

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 parishKirtling All Saints 
Poor Law unionNewmarket 

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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.

DistrictEast Cambridgeshire
Postal districtCB8
Post TownNewmarket