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Longstowe, Cambridgeshire

Historical Description

Longstowe, a parish in Cambridgeshire, lying adjacent to Beds, half a mile N by W of Old North Road station on the L. & N.W.R., 2 miles S by E of Caxton, and 12 SW from Cambridge. It has a post office under Cambridge; money order and telegraph office. Bourn. Acreage, 1544; population, 296. The manor, with Longstowe Hall, an ancient mansion standing in a fine park of about 175 acres, belongs to the Stanley family. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely; gross yearly value, £350 with residence. The church, with the exception of the ancient tower, was rebuilt in 1864; is a building of stone in the Early English and Transitional styles.

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 unionCaxton and Arrington 

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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 districtCB23
Post TownCambridge