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Histon, Cambridgeshire

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Histon, Cambridgeshire

DistrictSouth Cambridgeshire
Administrative CountyCambridgeshire
Traditional CountyCambridgeshire
OS GridTL4363
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityCambridgeshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCambridgeshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCambridgeshire
Ambulance AuthorityEast of England
Dialling code01223
Population4,090 (Impington)

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


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

Histon, par. and vil. with ry. sta., in co. and 4½ miles NW. of Cambridge, 2300 ac., pop. 969; P.O.; in vicinity is the seat of Histon Hall.

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

HISTON, a parish, in the union and hundred of Chesterton, county of Cambridge, 3½ miles (N. by W.) from Cambridge; containing 859 inhabitants. The parish comprises, exclusively of roads, 2225 acres. The living consists of the vicarages of St. Andrew and St. Etheldreda, the former valued in the king's books at £6. 7. 3., and the latter at £7. 16. 3.; patron, the Rev. T. P. Michell; impropriators, W. A. Taylor, Esq., and others. On the inclosure of the parish in 1806, an allotment of 218a. 1r. 7p. was made in lieu of tithes, now producing £400 per annum. The church of St. Andrew is a handsome cruciform structure, with a square embattled tower rising from the centre, and is partly in the early and partly in the later English style; that of St. Etheldreda has been entirely demolished. There is a place of worship for Wesleyans. A school is partly supported by an endowment of about £20 per annum.

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