Place:Woodditton, Cambridgeshire, England

Alt namesDitton-Woodsource: 19th century name
Ditton Greensource: settlement in parish
Little Dittonsource: settlement in parish
Saxon Streetsource: settlement in parish
Wood Dittonsource: name used in NEHGR
TypeAncient parish, Civil parish
Coordinates52.1996°N 0.4345°E
Located inCambridgeshire, England
See alsoCheveley Hundred, Cambridgeshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
East Cambridgeshire District, Cambridgeshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
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Woodditton is a village and and civil parish in the East Cambridgeshire District, England. The other settlements in the parish are Ditton Green, Little Ditton and Saxon Street. At the time of the 2001 UK census, the parish's population (to which that of the small parish of Kirtling has been added) was 1,789. In the 2011 UK census, the population (once again of both parishes) was recorded as 1,818.

Woodditton lies at the eastern end of the Devil's Dyke, a defensive earthwork thought to be of Anglo-Saxon origin. (This url has now been "purchased" by a scammer.) The following description would appear to be an earlier description of Woodditton.

"DITTON, WOOD parish 1567 Cambs 2-3/4 miles se Newmarket pop 888 archd Sudbury dioc Norwich" (Genealogical Gazetteer of England, 169).

Research tips

  • Original historical documents relating to Cambridgeshire are now held by Cambridgeshire Archives and Local Studies at Shire Hall, Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB7 4GS
  • The Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire Family History Society has transcribed the parish registers for many if not all the ancient parishes of Cambridgeshire and these can be purchased from the Society as separate pdfs.
  • A History of the County of Cambridge. Seven volumes from British History Online (Victoria County Histories). This is by far the most complete history of the parishes of the county to be found online. From the numbering it would appear that some parts of the county are yet to be published online, but the first two volumes for any county are of little interest to the genealogist. The chapters are ordered by the divisions of the county called hundreds, but each parish is listed in the volume's content page.
  • GENUKI has a page on Cambridgeshire and pages for each of the ecclesiastical or ancient parishes in the county. These give references to other organizations who hold genealogical information for the local area. Each parish page includes a map of the parish provided by Open Street Maps.
  • The FamilyTree Wiki has a series of pages similar to those provided by GENUKI which may have been prepared at a later date.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time, section "Units and Statistics" for each parish and borough leads to analyses of population and organization of the county from about 1800 through 1974.
  • Map of Cambridgeshire divisions in 1888 produced by UK Ordnance Survey and provided online by A Vision of Britain through Time
  • Map of Cambridge divisions in 1944 produced by UK Ordnance Survey and provided online by A Vision of Britain through Time
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