Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for OAKINGTON

OAKINGTON, a village and a parish in Chesterton. district, Cambridgeshire. The village stands adjacent to the Cambridge and Huntingdon railway, 1¾ mile N E of the Via Devana, and 4¼ N W of Cambridge; and has a station on the railway, with a postal pillar under Cambridge. The parish contains also the hamlet of West-wick, and comprises 1, 757 acres. Real property, £3, 933. Pop. in 1851, 694; in 1861, 562. Houses, 137. The decrease of pop. arose from emigration, and from the removal of dilapidated cottages. The property is divided among a few. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely. Value, £199. Patron, Queen's College, Cambridge. The church was repaired in 1850; and there were found, under its ancient reading-desk, a lid-covered stone coffin and three massive stone coffin-lids of the 14th century. There are a Baptist chapel, a national school, and charities £50.

(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a village and a parish"   (ADL Feature Type: "populated places")
Administrative units: Oakington CP/AP       Cambridgeshire AncC
Place: Oakington

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