by Colin Hinson ©2013
"CHILDERLEY, a parish in the hundred of Chesterton, in the county of Cambridge, 7 miles north-west of Cambridge, and 3 north-east of Caxton. The living is a rectory, in the diocese of Ely, value £20, in the patronage of north Calvert, Esq. The church, dedicated to St. Mary, is in ruins, having been destroyed by Sir John Cutts. Childerley Hall was the ancient seat of the Cutts family. It has recently been rebuilt on the site of the old hall, and is a handsome edifice in the Elizabethan style. Charles I. was brought here after his arrest at Holme, in Lincolnshire, and the chamber in which he was confined has been carefully preserved."
- The Census Records from 1841-1891 can be found in the Cambridgeshire Archives. In addition the 1851 Census for Childerley is available in full transcript form, on microfiche, from the Cambridgeshire Family History Society Publications list (search)
- "There were originally two churches here, one of which was dedicated to St. Mary; both were destroyed and the village depopulated by Sir John Cutte bart. of Childerley, about the beginning of the 16th century, for the purpose of forming a deer park. Divine service is conducted in the chapel attached to Childerley Hall." [Kelly's Directory of Cambridgeshire - 1929]
- Church of England
- Formerly two parishes; both churches were destroyed and the parish depopulated about 1500; parish register entries are normally in Boxworth parish registers but some entries are in the Knapwell registers, 1701-8.
- "Childerley Hall, the property and residence of Francis Benjamin Brooke esq. is a mansion in the Elizabethan style, and was rebuilt upon the foundation of the manor house, the old seat of the Cutts family: to this house Charles I. was brought in 1647 by the messengers of Cromwell, after his seizure at Holdenby Hall, in Northamptonshire; the ancient and elaborately painted and wainscoted room which he occupied, now called by his name, is carefully preserved, and the paintings in it have been restored. The farm buildings on the estate are most extensive, and include a barn 333 feet in length." [Kelly's Directory of Cambridgeshire - 1929]
- A transcript of the Childerley parish entries from Stepehen Whatley's 1750 Topographical Gazetteer of England,
- A transcript of the Childerley parish entries from Samuel Lewis's 1835 Topographical Dictionary of England,
- A transcript of the Childerley parish entries from 1929 Kellys Directory of Cambridgeshire
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Childerley to another place.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TL351627 (Lat/Lon: 52.245906, -0.022581), Childerley 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 Childerley Hinton War Memorial has been transcribed and and the men researched.