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Steeple Morden, Cambridgeshire

Historical Description

Steeple Morden, a village and a parish in Cambridgeshire, on the borders of Herts, 5 miles NW from Royston, and 3 NW from Ashwell station on the Hitchin, Royston, and Cambridge section of the G.N.R. There is a post office under Royston; money order and telegraph office, Guilden Morden. Acreage, 3846; population, 810. The manor belongs to the Earl of Hardwicke. Coprolites are found. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely; net value, £475 with residence, in the gift of New College, Oxford. The church, which was restored in 1869, is a building of stone and flint in the Early English and Decorated styles. There is a Wesleyan chapel. North Brook End is a hamlet about 2 miles NE of the village.

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 parishSteeple Morden St. Peter and St. Paul 
Poor Law unionRoyston 

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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 districtSG8
Post TownRoyston