Little Shelford is a village located to the south of Cambridge, in the
county of Cambridgeshire, in eastern England. The
River Granta lies
between it and the larger village of Great Shelford, and both are
served by Shelford railway station, which is on the line from
Cambridge to London Liverpool Street. The village has one pub, The
Navigator, on the High Street.
The parish is mostly low-lying. It is bounded on the west by the M11
motorway and by field boundaries, and on the east by the
River Cam or
Granta. The highest point of the parish is Clunch Pit Hill, 31 m
1 Church and notable families
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Church and notable families
Church of All Saints, Little Shelford
Church of All Saints, Little Shelford is the village's Church of
England parish church. The church is a Grade II* listed building, and
dates from the 12th-Century.
Gregory Wale's monument
Three tablets commemorate General Sir Charles Wale, who survived many
battles to die at
Little Shelford in 1848; his son, who fell at the
Siege of Lucknow; and his eight grandsons and great-grandsons who gave
up their lives in World War I. Other notable members of the Wale
family associated with
Little Shelford include Thomas Wale, Gregory
Wale and Henry Charles Wale. A monument to
Gregory Wale can be seen on
St Margaret's Mount to the west of the village.
The de Freville manor house survives. One of many hidden ways leads
past the manor and the farm where the river slips through a wood and
kingfishers streak over an ancient mill pool.
The children's writer
Philippa Pearce renamed the village "Little
Great Shelford becoming "Great Barley", the River Cam,
which flows through the area, becoming the "River Say", and Cambridge
being renamed "Castleford" and deprived of its university. These names
are used in a number of her books, most famously Minnow on the Say
Tom's Midnight Garden
Tom's Midnight Garden (1958).
^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for
National Statistics. Retrieved 20 July 2016.
^ "CHURCH OF ALL SAINTS". historicengland.org.uk/listing. Historic
England. Retrieved 4 January 2017.
Mee, Arthur, (revised by CLS Linnell & ET Long), The King's
England - Cambridgeshire, Hodder and Stoughton, London, New revised
edition, 1965, P.165-6.
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