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Whaddon, Cambridgeshire

Historical Description

Whaddon, a parish in Cambridgeshire, 2½ miles W of Meldreth station on the G.N.R., and 4 N of Royston. It has a post office under Royston; money order and telegraph office, Bassingbourn. Acreage, 1515; population, 341. There is a parish council consisting of five members. The manor belongs to the Earl of Hardwicke. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely; net value, £200 with residence. Patrons, the Dean and Canons of Windsor. The church is an edifice of stone and flint, and was restored in 1869. The tower was restored, and the upper part rebuilt, in 1894.

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 parishWhaddon St. Mary 
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