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Spaldwick, Cambridgeshire

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Spaldwick, Cambridgeshire

Spaldwick is a village in the English county of Cambridgeshire and the district and former county of Huntingdonshire. Spaldwick is located near Catworth west of Huntingdon. It has a school, playgroup, service station, a village shop called number twelve, a church and a pub called The George. Across from the school is a children's playground, and behind the houses are trees and walking paths. It is home to a number of active clubs and groups.
DistrictHuntingdonshire
Administrative CountyCambridgeshire
Traditional CountyHuntingdonshire
OS GridTL1272
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEastern
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityCambridgeshire
 

Other names by which Spaldwick, Cambridgeshire has been known in the past

Spaldwic ~ Spalduic

Spaldwick, Cambridgeshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Spaldwick, par. and vil., Huntingdonshire - par., 1690 ac., pop. 355; vil., 7 m. W. of Huntingdon; P.O.

Spaldwick, Cambridgeshire in "A Topographical Dictionary of England" edited by Samuel Lewis (1848)

SPALDWICK (St. James), a parish, in the hundred of Leightonstone, union and county of Huntingdon, 7 miles (W. by N.) from Huntingdon; containing 415 inhabitants. The parish is situated on the road from Cambridge to Northampton, and comprises 1470 acres. The soil is a strong clayey loam, mixed in some parts with gravel, and produces every kind of grain of the best quality, and remarkably sweet herbage. Fairs are held on the Wednesday before Whit-Sunday and on November 28th, for sheep and cattle of all sorts, and for pedlery. The living is a discharged vicarage, in the patronage of the Bishop of Ely, valued in the king's books at £12. 0. 10.; net income, £96; appropriators, the Dean and Chapter of Lincoln. The tithes were commuted for land in 1774; there is a glebe-house, and the glebe contains about 40 acres. The church, erected about 1300, has a northern entrance of Norman architecture. There are places of worship for Baptists and Independents.

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