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Stapleford, Cambridgeshire

Historical Description

Stapleford, a village and a parish in Cambridgeshire, near Shelford station on the Cambridge section of the G.E.R., and 4½ miles SSE of Cambridge. There is a post office under Cambridge; money order and telegraph office. Great. Shelford. Acreage, 1835; population, 519. There is a parish council consisting of seven members. Gog-Magog-Hills House is a seat of Lord Cardross. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely; gross value, £185 with residence. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Ely. The church. is a very ancient edifice of stone and clunch in the Early English and Decorated styles, consisting of chancel, nave,, aisles, S porch, and a western tower with five bells and spire. There is a Baptist chapel. William Lee of the Batley school,-Yorkshire, was forty-seven years vicar in the time of Queen Elizabeth. There is a floor brass to his memory in the church.

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 parishStapleford St. Andrew 
Poor Law unionChesterton 

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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Visitations Heraldic

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DistrictSouth Cambridgeshire
Postal districtCB22
Post TownCambridge