Dry Drayton Cambridgeshire Family History Guide

Status: Ancient Parish

Parish church: St. Peter and St. Paul

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1565
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1599

Nonconformists include: Particular Baptist, Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

  • Long Stanton All Saints
  • Madingley
  • Oakington
  • Bourn
  • Hardwick
  • Long Stanton St Michael
  • Girton
  • Caldecote
  • Lolworth
  • Childerley

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

DRAYTON (Dry), a parish in Chesterton district, Cambridgeshire; on an affluent of the river Ouse, near the Via Devana, 2¾ miles SW of Oakington r. station, and 5¾ NW of Cambridge. It has a post office under Cambridge. Acres, 2, 389. Real property, 2, 636. Pop., 470. Houses, 107. The property is much subdivided. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely. Value, £320. Patron, the Rev. Dr. Smith. The church has a brass of 1520, and is good. A school has £13 from endowment, and other charities £10.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Drayton-Dry, a parish in the hund. and union of Chesterton, county of Cambridge; 6 miles west by north of Cambridge, on a branch of the Ouse. Living, a rectory in the archd. and dio. of Ely; rated at £21 1s. 3d.; gross income £320. Patron, in 1835, the Rev. S. Smith, D.D. Here are 3 daily schools, one of which is partly supported by endowment. Charities, about £30 per annum. Acres 2,389. Houses 94. A. P. £2,924. Pop., in 1801. 376; in 1831, 432. Poor rates, in 1837, £223.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851.

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County: Cambridgeshire
Civil Registration District: Chesterton
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Ely (Episcopal Consistory)
Diocese: Ely
Rural Deanery: Chesterton
Poor Law Union: Chesterton
Hundred: Chesterton
Province: Canterbury