Geographical and Historical information from the year 1929.
[Transcribed and edited information mainly from Kelly's Directory of Cambridgeshire 1929]
"STAPLEFORD is a parish, crossed by the river Granta, near Shelford station on the Cambridge section of the London and North Eastern railway, about 5 miles south-south-west from Cambridge and 49 from London, in the hundred of Thriplow, union of Chesterton, petty sessional division and county court district of Cambridge, rural deanery of Barton, archdeaconry and diocese of Ely.
The charities amount to about £12 yearly. Gog-Magog Hills House in this parish, is now the residence of Harold W. S. Gray esq. J.P.; the mansion is a plain building, about 2 miles north-west from the village: there is a Roman camp with the remains of entrenchments nearly a miLe in circumference. The land is nearly all freehold, Thomas Musgrave Francis esq. D.L., J.P. holds the manorial rights. The principal landowners are Messrs. W. and H. Collier and George Ralph Cunliffe Foster esq. J.P.
The soil is chalky; subsoil, chalk. The crops are barley and wheat. The area is i,835 acres; the population in 1921 was 554."
[Description(s) transcribed by Martin Edwards ©2003 and later edited by Colin Hinson ©2010]
[mainly from Kelly's Directory of Cambridgeshire 1929]