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Toft, Cambridgeshire

Historical Description

Toft, a parish in Cambridgeshire, 3½ miles from Old North Road station on the L. & N.W.R., and 6 WSW of Cambridge. It has a post office under Cambridge; money order and telegraph office, Bourn. Acreage, 1285; population of the civil parish, 217; of the ecclesiastical, with Caldecote, 309. The living is a rectory, united with Caldecote, in the diocese of Ely; gross value, £330 with residence. Patron, Christ's College, Cambridge. The church is an ancient edifice of stone in the Perpendicular style. The tower fell in 1890, but has been rebuilt.

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 parishToft St. Andrew 
Poor Law unionCaxton and Arrington 

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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 districtCB23
Post TownCambridge