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CHESTERTON

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

"CHESTERTON, a parish in the hundred of Norman Cross, in the county of Huntingdon, 5 miles south-west of Peterborough, and 3 from the Wansford station of the Northampton and Peterborough railway. It is situated on the river Nen, near the ancient Ermine Street. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Ely, value £430, in the patronage of the Marquis of Huntley, who is lord of the manor. The church, dedicated to St. Michael, is an ancient edifice in the early English and Norman styles of architecture. It contains several ancient monuments. A single-ditched Roman camp is seen at Castlefield, where a stone coffin, skeleton, and coins have of late years been discovered."

"DORNFORD, (or Dunsford), a hamlet in the parish of Chesterton, in the county of Huntingdon, 5 miles south-west of Peterborough. It is situated at the ferry, south of the river Nen, to which the Roman road loads straight from Huntingdon. It was the Durobrivæ of Antoninus, on Ermine Street, as evidenced by the Roman remains and coins which have been found.

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

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