by Colin Hinson ©2013
"TADLOW, a parish in the hundred of Armingford, county Cambridge, 8 miles north-west of Royston, and 13 south-west of Cambridge. The village is situated on the river Cam. The soil is of a clayey nature, with a subsoil of clay. The living is a vicarage* in the diocese of Ely, value £120, in the patronage of Downing College, Cambridge. The church, dedicated to St. Giles, contains some effigies bearing date 1496. The register dates from 1770. A Sunday-school is held at the church."
- The Monumental Inscriptions for the churchyard of St. Giles are recorded and reside in the Cambridgeshire Archives. The 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 Tadlow is available in full transcript form, on microfiche, from the Cambridgeshire Family History Society Publications list (search)
- "The church of St. Giles, prettily situated a short distance off the high road from Biggleswade to Cambridge, is an ancient building in the Early English style, with modern Perpendicular insertions, and consists or chancel, nave, organ chamber, south porch and a plain western tower containing a clock and 3 bells: there are 160 sittings. The register dates from the year 1585, with an interval from 1617 to 1653." [Kelly's Directory - Cambridgeshire - 1929]
- Church of England
- Tadlow, St. Giles: Records of baptisms 1653-1996, marriages 1654-1990, burials 1654-1996 and banns for 1754-1811 reside in the Cambridgeshire Archives, indexed transcripts exist for the years baptisms 1599-1812, marriages 1599-1837 and burials 1599-1812 with photocopies of burails 1813-1900. The Bishop's Transcripts for the years 1599-1681, 1694-1862 can be found in the Cambridge University Library. Parish register transcripts of Tadlow St. Giles, 1599-1837, are available in full transcript form, on microfiche, from the Cambridgeshire Family History Society Publications list (search)
- "In the village is a mineral spring. The manor was anciently in the family of Fitzwarren, at a later period in that of St. George, and afterwards in that of Downing; it is now vested in Downing College, Cambridge, who are also the principal landowners." [Kelly's Directory - Cambridgeshire - 1929]
- A transcript of the Tadlow parish entries from Samuel Lewis's 1835 Topographical Dictionary of England,
- A transcript of the Tadlow parish entries from 1929 Kellys Directory of Cambridgeshire
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You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TL277475 (Lat/Lon: 52.11109, -0.136624), Tadlow which are provided by:
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- 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 men who died who are on the Roll of Honour in the Church have been researched.