by Colin Hinson ©2013
"CROXTON, a parish in the hundred of Longstow, in the county of Cambridge, 3 miles north-west of Caxton, its post town, and 12 west of Cambridge. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely, value £185, in the patronage of G. 0. Newton, Esq. The tithes were commuted in 1811. The church, dedicated to St. James, contains monuments of the Leeds family, and on the north door a carving of the "Virgin and Child" in bold relief. The charities amount to £35 per annum. G. 0. Newton, Esq., is lord of the manor, and resides at Croxton Park."
- The Monumental Inscriptions for St James's churchyard, 1813-1984, are recorded in the Cambridge Records Office. 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 Croxton is available in full transcript form, on microfiche, from the Cambridgeshire Family History Society Publications list (search)
- The following Churches have their own websites:
- St. James's Church, Croxton
- "The church of St. James is an ancient building of stone in the Perpendicular style, consisting of chancel, nave, aisles, north porch and an embattled western tower containing a clock and 6 bells: there are several monuments to the Leeds and Newton families: affixed to the north door is wooden carving, in very bold relief, of the Virgin and child: the north porch was erected in 1907 by the Misses C. and F. Cochrane as a memorial to their father: numerous carved stones, found when the buttress was removed, were built into the porch: in 1921 a handsome rood screen was erected in memory of Capt. Aubrey Charles Hill: the church affords 200 sittings, of which half are free. In the churchyard is a cross, erected in 1920 as a memorial to the men of this parish who fell in the Great War, 1914-18. The register dates from the year 1535." [Kellys Directory of Cambridgeshire 1929]
- Church of England
- Croxton, St. James: Records of baptisms 1538-1936, marriages 1538-1957, burials 1538-2001 and banns 1755-1813, 1824-6, 1868-74 reside in the Cambridgeshire Archives. The Bishop's Transcripts for the years 1599-1867 can be found in the Cambridge University Library. Indexed transcripts exist in the Cambridgeshire Archives for baptisms 1538-1890, marriages 1538-1892 and burials 1538-1890. Parish register transcripts of Croxton, St. James, 1538-1890, are available in full transcript form, on microfiche, from the Cambridgeshire Family History Society Publications list (search)
- A transcript of the Croxton parish entries from Samuel Lewis's 1835 Topographical Dictionary of England,
- A transcript of the Croxton parish entries from 1929 Kellys Directory of Cambridgeshire
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Croxton to another place.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TL242597 (Lat/Lon: 52.221514, -0.183246), Croxton which are provided by:
- Google Maps
- StreetMap (Current Ordnance Survey maps)
- Bing (was Multimap)
- OldMaps (Old Ordnance Survey maps.)
- 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 Croxton War Memorial has been transcribed and researched.