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Milton, Cambridgeshire

Historical Description

Milton, a village and a parish in Cambridgeshire. The village stands near the river Cam and the St Ives and Cambridge line of the G.E.R., 2¼ miles E from Hilston station, and 3½ NNE of Cambridge, and has a post office under Cambridge; money order and telegraph office, Waterbeach. The parish comprises 1416 acres; population, 518. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely; net value, £414 with residence. Patron, King's College, Cambridge. The' church is a building of rubble and stone in mixed styles in good condition, consists of nave, aisles, and chancel, with porch and tower, and contains a brass of Justice Coke of the year 1553 and several monuments to the Knight family, one of them by Flaxman, another by Chantrey. There is a Baptist chapel. Cole the antiquary, who left 100 volumes of manuscript to the British Museum, was a resident.

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 parishMilton All Saints 
Poor Law unionChesterton 

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

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Milton 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 districtCB24
Post TownCambridge