Childerley

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Coordinates: 52°14′12″N 0°01′03″W / 52.2367°N 0.0175°W / 52.2367; -0.0175

Childerley
Childerley is located in Cambridgeshire
Childerley
Childerley
 Childerley shown within Cambridgeshire
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Shire county Cambridgeshire
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
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Fire Cambridgeshire
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Childerley, also known as Great Childerley and Little Childerly, was a small rural village in the county of Cambridgeshire in the East of England, United Kingdom.

Village history[edit]

Childerley is mentioned in the Domesday Book. Childerley Hall was built by Sir John Cutts in after clearing and depopulating the two existing villages of Great Childerley and Little Childerley.[1] There were originally two churches in Childerley, one of which was dedicated to St Mary. Both were demolished by Sir John Cutts.[2] Queen Elizabeth I is recorded[3] as having sent the Spanish Ambassador to stay with Sir John Cutts at the Hall.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Francis, R., "Looking For Elizabethan England". , Macdonald, London, 1954
  2. ^ Childerley at GENUKI
  3. ^ Fuller, Thomas. History of the Worthies of England. ISBN 978-0-404-02680-6. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Childerley at Wikimedia Commons