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Samuel Lewis's Topographical Gazeetter 1831
GRAVELEY, a parish in the hundred of PAPWORTH, county of CAMBRIDGE, 61/2 miles (N.W.) from Caxton, containing 242 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Ely, rated in the king’s books at £13. 8. 4., and in the patronage of the Master and Fellows of Jesus College, Cambridge. The church is dedicated to St. Botolph. A charity school for twelve children was founded in 1763, by the Rev. Henry Trotman.
GRAVELEY is a parish on the borders of Huntingdonshire, 3 miles east from Offord and Buckden station on the main line of the London and North Eastern railway, 6 south-east from Huntingdon, 7 south-west of St. Ives and 6 north-east from St. Neots, in the hundred of Papworth, petty sessional division of Caxton, union and county court district of St. Neots, rural deanery of St. Neots, archdeaconry of Huntingdon and diocese of Ely.
The church of St. Botolph is an ancient building, consisting of chancel and nave, north porch and a low embattled western tower containing 4 bells: in 1910 the tower was underpinned and restored and the bells rehung in new frames: the chancel was rebuilt of red brick about the middle of the 18th century: the nave, which is late Early English, and the tower are constructed of rubble with stone dressings: the church was considerably repaired in 1874-6, and again in 1888, at a total cost of about £1,000, and affords 150 sittings. The churchyard was enlarged in 1913 The register dates from the year 1642.
The soil to a considerable depth is clayey; the subsoil is Oxford clay. The chief crops are wheat, peas, beans and barley. The area is 1,582 acres; the population in 1921 was 158.
[Extracts from Kelly's Directory - Cambridgeshire - 1929]
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