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WOODDITTON

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

"WOODDITTON, (or Ditchton Wood), a parish in the hundred of Cheveley, in the county of Cambridge, 3 miles south of Newmarket. An old trench, called the evil's Ditch, passes through the parish. It includes the hamlet of Little Ditton. The living is a vicarage consolidated with the rectory of St. Mary, Newmarket. The church is dedicated to All Saints. The tithes were commuted under an Enclosure Act in 1813. The charities produce about £3 per annum.

"SAXON STREET is a considerable hamlet in the parish of Woodditton, about 1 miles east from the Woodditton church. The church here, a plain structure of red brick, was erected in 1877 by Lady Adeliza Manners (d 1904) as a memorial to her husband, Lord George John Manners, of Cheveley Park, d. Sept 8,1874 divine service is held here every Sunday afternoon by the vicar of Woodditton. There is also a Primitive Methodist chapel, rebuilt in 1884. Kelly's Cambridgeshire 1929"

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

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