by Colin Hinson ©2013
"HARLETON, a parish in the hundred of Wetherley, county Cambridge, 3 miles west of the Harston station on the Cambridge and Hitchen railway, and 6 south-west of Cambridge, its post town. The parish, which is small, is situated near the river Rhea, and on the old Roman road to Cambridge. The soil is clayey, and the land chiefly arable. It includes the township of Bagley. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Ely, value 2313, in the patronage of Jesus College, Cambridge. The church is dedicated to St. Mary. There is a parochial school for both sexes, which has an endowment of £17 10s. per annum. Here is a meet for the Cambridgeshire hounds."
- The Monumental Inscriptions in the graveyard of Assumption of the Virgin for the years 1614-23, 1737-1969 are recorded in the Cambridge Records Office and 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 Harlton is available in full transcript form, on microfiche, from the Cambridgeshire Family History Society Publications list (search)
- The following Churches have their own websites:
- The Church of the Assumption, Harlton
- "The church of the Assumption of the Virgin, erected about 1370, is an edifice of clunch in the transition style from Decorated to Perpendicular, and consists of chancel, nave, aisles, north and south porches and an embattled western tower containing 3 bells: the reredos is in carved stone with shallow niches: there is a stone rood screen, and an embattled turret, with newel staircase, remains at the north-west angle and has a door opening upon the nave roof: the chancel contains a large piscina of Perpendicular date, and in the north porch is a mutilated stoup : a memorial window was erected in 1867 to the Rev. James Fendall M.A. rector from 1839 to i866: in 1869 an organ was erected by the Rev. 0. Fisher: the church underwent restoration in 1912 : there are 250 sittings, 160 being free. The register of baptisms dates from the year 1636; marriages and burials, 1690."
[Kelly's Directory - Cambridgeshire - 1929]
- Church of England
- Harlton, Assumption of the Virgin: Records of baptisms 15585-1629, 1639-1906, marriages 1574-1839, burials 1567-1812 and banns 1755-1812 reside in the Cambridgeshire Archives. Indexed transcripts for baptisms 1585-1629, 1639-95, marriages 1574-1836 and burials 1567-1676 also reside in the Cambridgeshire Archives. The Bishop's Transcripts for the years 1599-1866 can be found in the Cambridge University Library.
- Primitive Methodist Church: Records exist at the Cambridgeshire Archives for the Cambridge Primitive Circuit of which Harlton is part.
- A transcript of the Harleton parish entries from Samuel Lewis's 1835 Topographical Dictionary of England,
- A transcript of the Harleton parish entries from 1929 Kellys Directory of Cambridgeshire
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Harleton to another place.
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