[Transcribed information from A Topographical Dictionary of England - Samuel Lewis - 1835]
(unless otherwise stated)
"FEN DITTON, a parish in the hundred of FLENDISH, county of CAMBRIDGE, 2 miles (N.E. by E.) from Cambridge, containing 461 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, rated in the king's books at £26. 12. I,, and in the peculiar jurisdiction and patronage of the Bishop of Ely. The church is dedicated to St. Mary. A market, now disused, was granted, in 1270, to one of the bishops of Ely, who resided at Bigging, in this parish. A charity school was founded, in 1729, by Elizabeth March, and endowed with the fifth part of an estate, now producing about £100 per annum. An almshouse for six poor widows was built by one of the Willys family, in 1665."