Whittlesford  Cambridgeshire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Whittlesford like this:

WHITTLESFORD, a village, a parish, and a hundred, in Cambridge. The village stands 1 mile W of the London and Cambridge railway, and 7 S by E of Cambridge; was once a market-town; and has a post-office under Cambridge, and a r. station.—The parish comprises 1,915 acres, and is in Linton district. ...

Real property, £3,800. Pop. in 1851, 719; in 1861, 800. Houses, 160. The manor belongs to J. H. Tickell, Esq. 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. Value, £200. Patron, Jesus College, Cambridge. The church is ancient. There are an endowed school with £60 a year, and charities £97.-The hundred contains 5 parishes. Acres, 11,078. Pop., 4,121. Houses, 868.

Whittlesford through time

Whittlesford is now part of South Cambridgeshire district. Click here for graphs and data of how South Cambridgeshire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Whittlesford itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Whittlesford in South Cambridgeshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 09th December 2021

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