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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Kirtling All Saints|
|Poor Law union||Newmarket|
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 Kirtling from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Kirtling (All Saints))
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Cambridgeshire is available to browse.
Online maps of Kirtling 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.