In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Eltisley like this:
ELTISLEY, a parish in Caxton district, Cambridge; contiguous with Hunts, 2½ miles WNW of Caxton, and 5¾ N of Gamlingay r. station. Post town, Caxton, under Royston. Acres, 1, 922. Real property, £1, 559-Pop., 478. Houses, 97. The property is much sub-divided. A nunnery stood here in the Saxon times; is said to have been the burial-place of Pandionia, a Scottish princess; and was destroyed about the time of the Conquest. The parish is a meet of the Cambridgeshire hounds. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely. Value, £51. Patron, G. O. Newton, Esq. The church is good; and there are chapels for Wesleyans and Primitive Methodists.
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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Eltisley in South Cambridgeshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 19th June 2013
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