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CHESTERTON

[Transcribed and edited information mainly from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland - 1868]

"CHESTERTON, a parish in the hundred of Chesterton, in the county of Cambridge, 1 mile north of the Cambridge railway station. It is situated on the river Cam, and has the remains of Cambridge Castle, of a seat of the priors of Barnewell, and of a Roman camp called Harborough, or Arbury, where coins and other antiquities have been found. It is the head of a deanery, of a Poor-law Union, and of a Registration district, but is within the new County Court district of Cambridge. The living is a vicarage* in the diocese of Ely, value £206, in the patronage of Trinity College, Cambridge. The church, dedicated to St. Andrew, is a commodious and handsome edifice in the perpendicular style. The Wesleyans and Baptists have each a place of worship. There are British, National (for both sexes), and Industrial (for boys only) schools. The asylum of the Victoria Benefit Society, county gaol, and Union workhouse are hero situated, and there is a cemetery for Dissenters of all denominations. The manorial rights are vested in the Benson family."

[Transcribed mainly from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868]
by Colin Hinson 2010

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