Ickleton, Cambridgeshire Family History Guide

Ickleton is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cambridgeshire.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1558
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1599

Nonconformists include: Primitive Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

  • Great Chesterford
  • Duxford St John
  • Strethall
  • Chrishall
  • Elmdon
  • Hinxton
  • Littlebury

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

ICKLETON, a village and a parish in Linton district, Cambridge. The village stands on Icknield street, adjacent to the Great Eastern railway, near the boundary with Essex, 1½ mile NNW of Chesterford r. station, and 5 WSW of Linton; has a post office under Saffron-Walden, and a fair on 22 July; and was once a market town. The parish comprises 2,672 acres. Real property, £4,002. Pop., 721. Houses, 159. The manor belongs to the Hon. Mrs. Algernon Herbert. A Benedictine nunnery was founded here, in the time of Henry II., by the De Veres or the Cantelupes; and was given, at the dissolution, in exchange for other property, to the Bishops of Ely. Roman coins and remains of a Roman villa, together with other Roman relics, were found in 1848. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely. Value, £85. Patron, the Bishop of Peterborough. The church consists of nave, aisles, and chancel, with a lofty tower. Charities, £69.

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

Parish Records


Online Records (Free)

England, Cambridgeshire Bishop's Transcripts, 1599-1860


Vision of Britain historical maps


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