"HILDERSHAM, a parish in the hundred of Chilford, in the county of Cambridge, 2 miles north-west of Linton. The manor anciently belonged to the De Veres, carls of Oxford. The village, which is small, is situated on a small stream, a tributary to the river. Grants, or Cam. The tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of £407. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Ely, value £288. The church, dedicated to the Holy Trinity, is an ancient structure, with a fine east window. It contains several brasses to the Paris family, and effigies in oak of Sir Robert de Boteller and his lady; also a knight crusader of the 14th century. The Roman road from Cambridge to Colchester skirted the parish. This is supposed to have been the birth-place of Matthew Paris, the chronicler."