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Madingley, Cambridgeshire

Historical Description

Madingley, a parish in Cambridgeshire, adjacent to the Via Devana, 5 miles WNW of Cambridge railway station. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Cambridge. Acreage, 1768; population, 215. Madingley Hall, a large Tudor mansion standing in a park of 200 acres, is the seat of the Hunell family, and was occupied by H.R.H. The Prince of Wales during the time he was a student at Cambridge University. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely; net value, £132 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Ely. The church, which was restored in 1885, is a small building of stone chiefly in the Early Decorated style.

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 parishMadingley St. Mary 
Poor Law unionChesterton 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Madingley from the following:

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