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Little Shelford
Little Shelford
is a village located to the south of Cambridge, in the county of Cambridgeshire, in eastern England. The River Granta
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
River Cam
or Granta. The highest point of the parish is Clunch Pit Hill, 31 m (TL447499).


1 Church and notable families 2 Locality 3 References 4 External links

Church and notable families[edit] The 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.[2]

Gregory Wale's monument

Three tablets commemorate General Sir Charles Wale, who survived many battles to die at Little Shelford
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
Little Shelford
include Thomas Wale, Gregory Wale and Henry Charles Wale. A monument to Gregory Wale
Gregory Wale
can be seen on St Margaret's Mount to the west of the village. Locality[edit] 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 Barley", with Great Shelford
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 (1955) and Tom's Midnight Garden
Tom's Midnight Garden
(1958). References[edit]

^ "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.

External links[edit]

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