Welcome to the Hildersham Village Website
Welcome to the Hildersham website, Hildersham is a small vibrant village, which has always been centred around the 12th century church, which features one of the best Victorian Clayton & Bell Stained Glass and Painted Chancels in the Country.
Hildersham is situated eight miles south-east of Cambridge in South Cambridgeshire, just off the A1307, the main road to Haverhill. It is close to the villages of Linton, Abington and Balsham. The river Granta flows through the village on its way to Cambridge.
With a population of approximately 200 people, Hildersham is a very active close-knit community centred on the 12th century church and village hall. It is famous for its breathtaking display of daffodils in the spring. It's beautiful meadows and river and it's very community spirited parishioners.
Hildersham is almost unique in having 3 SSSIs (Sites of Special Scientific Interest) at Hildersham Wood on the Cambridgeshire/Essex county boundary, Aldercarr a wet spring fed woodland area in the centre of the village and Furze Hills, an esker ridge near the Roman road and one of the other village boundaries. Whoever said that Cambridgeshire is 'flat' needs to visit this part of South Cambridgeshire
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We hope you will take advantage of a new facility we are trying out on the Hildersham website with an interactive ‘Blog’ style page, we have called ‘Latest News’. Please participate and let me know via the Contact Page if you have any news you would like to add. Websites are always about content so please send your stories and photographs. We are also going to have a web page simply called Hildersham Photograph of the Month, and this is your opportunity to have your photograph displayed here for us all to enjoy. These will then be archived, but still available to view.
If you would like to know more about the history of our small parish of Hildersham, you find a lot of information about the parish history and the church history by clicking on the appropriate name.
You can see more Hildersham photos and Hildersham history articles, as the Hildersham History Recorders are members of the highly successful Cambridgeshire Community Archive Network CCAN.
To see this website click on Hildersham CAN
If you would like to find out more about the History of Hildersham or you may have a family history connection with the parish, please feel free to contact HildershamHistory@gmail.com or 0787 5469538
The main image at the top of the page is the centre of the village from the 1840 Tithe Apportionment Map. Please click on the link to see a larger version of the complete map
This map is a large file, so it may take a few moments to load.