Hildersham

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Coordinates: 52°07′N 0°15′E / 52.11°N 0.25°E / 52.11; 0.25

Hildersham
Hildersham is located in Cambridgeshire
Hildersham
Hildersham
 Hildersham shown within Cambridgeshire
Population 202 
OS grid reference TL5448
District South Cambridgeshire
Shire county Cambridgeshire
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town CAMBRIDGE
Postcode district CB21
Dialling code 01223
Police Cambridgeshire
Fire Cambridgeshire
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
UK Parliament South East Cambridgeshire
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Hildersham is a small village 8 miles to the south-east of Cambridge, England. It is situated just off the A1307 between Linton and Great Abington on a tributary of the River Cam known locally as the River Granta. The parish boundary extends from the Roman Road, known in medieval times as Wool Street, north of the village, to the border with Essex to the south.[1]

In the 2001 census, the parish had a population of 202, in 81 households.[2]

History[edit]

The village was listed in the Domesday Book as Hildricesham, at which time there were 20 residents in the parish.[3][1]

One of England's greatest chroniclers, Matthew Paris, is believed to have been born in Hildersham, where the Paris family were at one time lords of the manor.[4][5] The divine Conyers Middleton died in the village in 1750.

Church[edit]

The parish is served by Holy Trinity Church in Hildersham. The present church was first built in the 12th century, and the present tower and sacristy survive from that date. The tall nave was rebuilt in the late 13th century and the chancel arch around 1400. The original 12th century octagonal font is still present.[1]

Village life[edit]

Until August 2013, the village was home to The Pear Tree public house.

Hildersham in popular culture[edit]

The village of Hildersham and the Holy Trinity Church are central to The 13th Tablet by Alex Mitchell, a fiction thriller set in Iraq, Israel and Hildersham.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Parishes - Hildersham". British History Online. 
  2. ^ "Hildersham parish". UK census. 2001. 
  3. ^ "Cambridgeshire". Domesday Book. 
  4. ^ Edmund Carter (1819). The History of the County of Cambridge. 
  5. ^ John Marius Wilson (1872). Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales. 
  6. ^ The 13th Tablet by Alex Mitchell, London, Haus Publishing, 2012 (ISBN 978-1908323095). Find the novel on Amazon.

See also[edit]

The Hundred Parishes

External links[edit]

Media related to Hildersham at Wikimedia Commons