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

"GUILDEN-MORDEN, a parish in the hundred of Armingford, county Cambridge, 5 miles north-west of Royston, its post town, and 13 south-west of Cambridge. It is situated on the river Cain. The Ashwell station on the Hitchin and Cambridge branch of the Great Eastern line of railway, is 5 miles south of the village, which is considerable. The parish includes the ancient manor of Odsev. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely, value £350, in the patronage of Jesus College, Cambridge, the master and fellows of which are lords of the manor. The church is a fine structure, dedicated to St. Mary, and has recently been much beautified. It contains monuments of the Hayo and Storey families. The charities amount to nearly £20 per annum. The Independents have a chapel, and there is a National school for both sexes. Coprolites are found in considerable quantities. Lord Hardwicke is lord of the manor."

"ODSEY, a manor and hamlet in the parish of Guilden-Morden, hundred of Odsey, county Cambridge, 4 miles west by south of Royston. It gives name to the hundred."

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




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