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Meldreth, Cambridgeshire

Historical Description

Meldreth, a village and a parish in Cambridgeshire. The village stands on a branch of the river Rhea, near the Hitchin and Cambridge branch of the G.N.R., 4 miles NNE of Royston, and has a station on the railway, and a post office under Royston; money order and telegraph office, Melbourn. The parish comprises 2513 acres; population of the civil parish, 713; of the ecclesiastical, 642. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely; gross value, £200 with residence. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Ely. The church, which is a building of stone and clunch in the Perpendicular style, consists of nave, aisles, and chancel, with porch and tower. There are Congregational and Wesleyan chapels. Andrew Marvell, father of the poet Marvell, was a native.

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 parishMeldreth Holy Trinity 
Poor Law unionRoyston 

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 Meldreth 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 districtSG8
Post TownRoyston