Little Shelford, Cambridgeshire
Shelford, Little, a parish, with a village, in Cambridgeshire, on the river Cam, half a mile WSW of Shelford station on the Bishops Stortford and Cambridge branch of the G.E.R, and 4½ miles S of Cambridge. It has a post office under Cambridge; money order and telegraph office, Great Shelford. Acreage, 1196; population, 494. The manor belongs to the Clay family. Shelford Hall and the manor house are chief residences. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely; net value, £244 with residence. Patron, St. Catherine College, Cambridge. The church is an ancient and interesting building of stone in the Decorated and Perpendicular styles, consisting of chancel, nave, S chapel, S porch, and a western tower. It contains some fine brasses of 1393 and 1405, a beautiful altar-tomb, with recumbent effigy in armour, to Sir John Freville, and a Decorated font. There is a Congregational chapel.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Little Shelford All Saints|
|Poor Law union||Chesterton|
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 Little Shelford from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Shelford, Little (All Saints))
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Cambridgeshire is available to browse.
Online maps of Little Shelford 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.