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The chapel at Childerley Hall - - 32801.jpg
The chapel at Childerley Hall
Grid reference: TL356616
Location: 52°14’11"N, 0°-0’56"W
Post town: CB23
Local Government
Council: South Cambridgeshire

Childerley, also known as Great Childerley and Little Childerly, is a small rural village Cambridgeshire, now in essence Childerley Hall and the cottages around it. This is an isolated place amongst its fields, surrounding Childerley Hall and linked to the rest of the land by just two narrow, unfenced lanes, to Childerley Gate in the south and to Boxworth in the north.

Village history

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.

Outside links

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about Childerley)


  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.