by Colin Hinson ©2013
"LITTLE EVERSDEN, a parish in the hundred of Longstow, county Cambridge, 1 mile to the east of Great Eversden, and 7 west of Cambridge, its post town. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Ely, value £188, in the patronage of Queen's College, Cambridge. The church is dedicated to St. Helen. The register commences in 1703. The charities produce about £50 per annum. There is a National school for both sexes.
- The Monumental Inscriptions in the graveyard of St. Helen are recorded in the Cambridge Records Office for the years 1724-1971. 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 Little Eversden is available in full transcript form, on microfiche, from the Cambridgeshire Family History Society Publications list (search)
- "The church of St. Helen, dating from 1294, is an ancient building of stone in the Decorated and Perpendicular styles consisting of chancel, nave north porch and a low embattled western tower with pinnacles and containing 4 bells: the building was partially restored in 1892, at a cost of £500, when a rood staircase was discovered; the church is now furnished with oak stalls designed by Mr. C. F Bodley R.A., F.S.A.: there are 150 sittings. The register dates from the year 1541. The living is a rectory, united with the vicarage of Great Eversden, joint net yearly value £320, with glebe and residence, in the gift of the Lord Chancellor who has one turn and Queens' College, Cambridge who have two turns and held since 1925 by the Rev. Lewis Walker M.A. of that college. The advowson was given to Queens' College, Cambridge, in 1572 by John Chetham, of Great Livermore, in Suffolk, in consideration of which benefaction he and his heirs were to have the privilege of nominating to one of the smaller scholarships in that college. In 1775 Mr. Deer left the sum of £100 for the repair of the church, and in 1854 Miss Lydia Leete left £300 Consols, the interest to be spent in coals and clothing for the poor at Christmas there is also a charity for apprenticing poor children belonging to this parish." [Kelly's Directory - Cambridgeshire - 1929]
- Church of England
- Little Eversden, St. Helen: Records of baptisms 1704-1966, marriages 1705-1991, burials 1704-2000 and banns for 1755-1826 reside in the Cambridgeshire Archives. Indexed transcripts exist for baptisms 1599-1993, marriages 1599-1991, burials 1660-1993 and banns 1758-1993 (entries pre-1704 are from the Bishop's Transcripts). The Bishop's Transcripts for the years 1599-1640, 1665-72 and 1711-1812 can be found in the Cambridge University Library.
- A transcript of the LittleEversden parish entries from Samuel Lewis's 1835 Topographical Dictionary of England,
- A transcript of the LittleEversden parish entries from 1929 Kellys Directory of Cambridgeshire
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Little Eversden to another place.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TL371527 (Lat/Lon: 52.155563, 0.00265), Little Eversden 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 Eversdens War Memorial has been transcribed and researched.