by Colin Hinson ©2013
"CALDECOTE, a parish in the hundred of Longstow, in the county of Cambridge, 4 miles to the east of Caxton, and 8 west of Cambridge, its post town. It is watered by a branch of the river Cam. The living is a vicarage united with the rectory of Toft, in the diocese of Ely, of the joint value of £287, in the patronage of the Master and Follows of Christ's College, Cambridge; the impropriate tithes having been given by Picot de Cambridge to the monks of Barnwell. The church is dedicated to St. Michael. The register dates from 1728, previous to which year the church was a chapel to Bourn. There are charitable endowments worth £4 a year.
- The Monumental Inscriptions in the graveyard of St. Michael are recorded in the Cambridge Records Office for the years 1759-1975. These inscriptions are also available on microfiche from the Cambridgeshire Family History Society Publications list (search)
- The Census Records from 1841-1891 can be found in the Cambridgeshire Archives. In addition the 1851 Census for Caldecote is available in full transcript form, on microfiche, from the Cambridgeshire Family History Society Publications list (search)
- "The church of St. Michael, standing on a picturesque and woody bank, is a small but ancient building of stone in the Early Perpendicular style, consisting of chancel, nave, north and south porches and an embattled western tower containing 3 bells: the chancel retains a small crocketed niche, and in the south porch is a benatura: there are carved stalls in the chancel and a rood screen with traces of colour; the church was thoroughly repaired in 1860 and 1861, and affords 100 sittings; during the year 1899 the church was restored and several gifts made to it, including a small organ. The register dates from the year 1728." [Kelly's Directory- Cambridgeshire - 1929]
- There is a description of the church on the Cambridgeshire Churches website.
- Church of England
- Caldecote, St. Michael: Records of baptisms 1740-86, 1798-1972, marriages 1739-1969, burials 1740-1965 and banns for 1754-1812, 1827-41, 1871-92 reside in the Cambridgeshire Archives, transcripts of the parish registers are available for the years 1662-1988, on microfiche, from the Cambridgeshire Family History Society Publications list (search).The Bishop's Transcripts for the years 1605-32 and 1660-1858 can be found in the Cambridge University Library.
- A transcript of the Caldecote parish entries from Samuel Lewis's 1835 Topographical Dictionary of England,
- A transcript of the Caldecote parish entries from 1929 Kellys Directory of Cambridgeshire
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Caldecote to another place.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TL345568 (Lat/Lon: 52.193041, -0.033707), Caldecote which are provided by:
- Google Maps
- StreetMap (Current Ordnance Survey maps)
- Bing (was Multimap)
- Old Maps Online (Other old maps.)
- National Library of Scotland (Old Ordnance Survey maps)
- Vision of Britain (Click "Historical units & statistics" for administrative areas.)
- English Jurisdictions in 1851 (Unfortunately the LDS have removed the facility to enable us to specify a starting location, you will need to search yourself on their map.)
- Magic (Geographic information) (Click + on map if it doesn't show)
- GeoHack (Links to on-line maps and location specific services.)
- The Caldecote War Memorial has been transcribed and and the men researched.