"CHILDERLEY, a parish in the hundred of Chesterton, in the county of Cambridge, 7 miles north-west of Cambridge, and 3 north-east of Caxton. The living is a rectory, in the diocese of Ely, value £20, in the patronage of north Calvert, Esq. The church, dedicated to St. Mary, is in ruins, having been destroyed by Sir John Cutts. Childerley Hall was the ancient seat of the Cutts family. It has recently been rebuilt on the site of the old hall, and is a handsome edifice in the Elizabethan style. Charles I. was brought here after his arrest at Holme, in Lincolnshire, and the chamber in which he was confined has been carefully preserved."