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Whittlesford, Cambridgeshire

Historical Description

Whittlesford, a village and a parish in Cambridgeshire. The village has a station on the G.E.R., 50 miles from London, and 7 S by E of Cambridge. It was once a market-town, and has a post office under Cambridge: telegraph office, Sawston. The parish comprises 1976 acres; population, 875. There is a parish council consisting of nine members. An hospital was founded here by Sir W. Colville before the time of Edward I., and has left some remains. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely; net value, £210 with residence. Patron, Jesus College, Cambridge. The church is an ancient structure of flint in the Gothic style, and has been reseated. There are a Congregational chapel and a working-men's institute.

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 parishWhittlesford St. Mary and St. Andrew 
Poor Law unionLinton 

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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 districtCB22
Post TownCambridge