"LANDWADE, a parish in the hundred of Staploe, county Cambridge, 3 miles north-west of Newmarket, its post town. It is a small parish adjoining that of Burwell. There is no village, only a few farmhouses. Here is an old moated seat of the Cottons of Madingley, who inherited it through the Hastings, in which family the manor has been since the reign of Edward IIL The living is a curacy annexed to the vicarage* of Exning, in the diocese of Ely. The church is a cruciform structure dedicated to St. Nicholas. It contains six marble monuments to the Cotton family."