Welcome to the
website of Hildersham - a small village located
in South Cambridgeshire.
Hildersham is situated eight miles south-east of Cambridge,
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.
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
1925 Map of the village of Hildersham
(Just click on the map itself to get a much higher quality image)
Note the old railway line.