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Oakington, Cambridgeshire

Historical Description

Oakington (formerly Hockington), a village and a parish in Cambridgeshire. The village stands adjacent to the Cambridge line of the G.E.R., 1¾ mile NE of the Via Devana, and 4½ miles NW of Cambridge, has a station on the railway, and a post and money order office under Cambridge; telegraph office, Cottenhain. The parish contains also the hamlet of Westwick. Acreage, 2025; population, 480. There is a parish council consisting of seven members. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely; gross value, £150 with residence. Patron, Queen's College, Cambridge. The church, which is a building of stone chiefly in the Decorated style, consists of chancel, nave, aisles, S porch, and a western tower. It has been several times repaired, and in 1850 there were found, under its ancient reading-desk, a lid-covered stone coffin and three massive stone coffin lids of the 14th century. There are Baptist and Primitive Methodist chapels, and some small charities.

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 parishOakington St. Andrew 
Poor Law unionChesterton 

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

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 districtCB24
Post TownCambridge