"HARLETON, a parish in the hundred of Wetherley, county Cambridge, 3 miles west of the Harston station on the Cambridge and Hitchen railway, and 6 south-west of Cambridge, its post town. The parish, which is small, is situated near the river Rhea, and on the old Roman road to Cambridge. The soil is clayey, and the land chiefly arable. It includes the township of Bagley. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Ely, value 2313, in the patronage of Jesus College, Cambridge. The church is dedicated to St. Mary. There is a parochial school for both sexes, which has an endowment of £17 10s. per annum. Here is a meet for the Cambridgeshire hounds."