Geographical and Historical information from the year 1835.
[Transcribed information from A Topographical Dictionary of England - Samuel Lewis - 1835]
(unless otherwise stated)
"ELTISLEY, a parish in the hundred of LONGSTOW, county of CAMBRIDGE, 3 miles (N.W. by W.) from Caxr ton, containing 319 inhabitants. The living is a discharged vicarage, in the archdeaconry anddiocese of Ely, rated in the king's books at £7. 16. 8., .endowed with £600 royal .bounty, and £200 parliamentary grant, and in the patronage of the Crown. The church, dedicated to St. Pandiania and St, John .the Baptist, is partly in the early. style of English architecture, with later insertions. A school has been lately erected by Sir G. W. Leeds, and an annual donation of £ 6 is appropriated towards teaching poor children. A nunnery formerly stood near the vicarage-house, where St. Pandiania, the daughter of a king of Scotland, is said to have been huried: it was destroyed about the time of the Conquest."
[Description(s) transcribed by Mel Lockie ©2010]