| 211 (2011)|
South East Cambridgeshire
Hildersham is a small village 8 miles to the south-east of Cambridge, England. It is situated just off the A1307 between Linton and Great Abington on a tributary of the River Cam known locally as the River Granta. The parish boundary extends from the Roman Road, known in medieval times as Wool Street, north of the village, to the border with Essex to the south.
In the 2001 census, the parish had a population of 202, in 81 households, increasing to a population of 211 in 90 households at the 2011 Census.
The village was listed in the Domesday Book as Hildricesham, at which time there were 20 residents in the parish.
One of England's greatest chroniclers, Matthew Paris, is believed to have been born in Hildersham, where the Paris family were at one time lords of the manor. The divine Conyers Middleton died in the village in 1750.
The parish is served by Holy Trinity Church in Hildersham. The church was first built in the 12th century, and the present tower and sacristy survive from that date. The tall nave was rebuilt in the late 13th century and the chancel arch around 1400. The original 12th-century octagonal font is still present.
Until August 2013, the village was home to The Pear Tree public house.
The village of Hildersham and the Holy Trinity Church are central to The 13th Tablet by Alex Mitchell, a fiction thriller set in Iraq, Israel and Hildersham.