Croydon Cum Clopton
by Colin Hinson ©2013
"CROYDON-CUM-CLOPTON, (or Croydon or Clapton) a parish in the hundred of Armingford, in the county of Cambridge, 4½ miles south of Caxton, and 6 north-west of Royston. The living is a vicarage* in the diocese of Ely, value with the rectory of Clayton annexed, £449, in the patronage of J. F. Gape, Esq., who is lord of the manor. The church is dedicated to All Saints. A commodious National school was built in 1858. Coprolites are found here in abundance.
- The Monumental Inscriptions for All Saints churchyard, 1801-1979, are recorded in the Cambridge Records Office. These Monumental Inscriptions are 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 Croydon-with-Clopton is available in full transcript form, on microfiche, from the Cambridgeshire Family History Society Publications list (search)
- The following Churches have their own websites:
- All Saints Church, Croydon
- "The church of All Saints is described in the decree of the Bishop of Ely for the union of the two parishes, A.D. 1561, as "ampla et ornata," but seems to have been reduced; it is a structure of brick and stone, in the Perpendicular style, and consists of chancel, nave, aisles and transepts; the chancel was repaired during the late incumbency, and new windows inserted; that at the east end is stained, representing The Institution of the Lord's Supper, in memory of the wife of the late rector; and one on either side of the chancel is likewise stained: subjects - The Adoration of the Magi, to Rev. R.S.B. Sandilands, late rector, and The Anointing of Jesus' feet by Mary, to his sister. The register dates from the year 1672."
[Kelly's Directory Cambridgeshire - 1883]
- Church of England
- Croydon with Clopton, All Saints: Records of baptisms 1672-1939, marriages 1674-1990, burials 1672-1915 and banns 1755-1811 reside in the Cambridgeshire Archives. The Bishop's Transcripts for the years 1600-49, 1660-83, 1694, 1712-81, 1795, 1813-46 can be found in the Cambridge University Library. Indexed transcripts exist in the Cambridgeshire Archives for baptisms and burials 1599-1845, and marriages 1599-1837. The parish record transcripts for All Saints 1599-1845 are available on microfiche from the Cambridgeshire Family History Society Publications list (search)
- A transcript of the CroydonCumClopton parish entries from Samuel Lewis's 1835 Topographical Dictionary of England,
- A transcript of the CroydonCumClopton parish entries from 1929 Kellys Directory of Cambridgeshire
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Croydon Cum Clopton to another place.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TL313494 (Lat/Lon: 52.12732, -0.083353), Croydon Cum Clopton which are provided by:
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- 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 Croydon cum Clopton War Memorial has been transcribed and researched.