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Easton, Huntingdonshire

Historical Description

Easton, a parish in Huntingdonshire, 3 miles NW from Grafham station on the M.R., and 6¼ W from Huntingdon. Post town, Huntingdon; money order office, Spaldwick; telegraph office, Ellington. Acreage, 1353; population, 133. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely, to which the vicarage of Stow Linga was annexed in 1865; joint net yearly value, £247. Patron, the Bishop of Ely. The church is a small building of stone in the Early English and Decorated styles, and there is a small Wesleyan chapel.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Administration

The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyHuntingdonshire 
Ecclesiastical parishEaston St. Peter 
HundredLeightonstone 
Poor Law unionHuntingdon 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.


Church Records

The parish register dates from the year 1708.


Churches

Church of England

St. Peter (parish church)

The church of St. Peter is a building of stone in the Early English and Decorated styles, with Early Perpendicular windows, and consists of chancel, clerestoried nave, south aisle with an arcade of four arches, north porch and a western tower with broad spire, relieved by three tiers of dormers and containing 4 bells: the south aisle has an Early English arcade, at the east end of which are the steps and doorway leading to the rood loft, and a piscina: the oak roof is dated 1630, and an oak screen separates nave and chancel: in 1904 the nave was restored at a cost of £550, and the chancel, in 1905, at the cost of the Ecclesiastical Commissioners: there are 100 sittings.

Methodist

Wesleyan Methodist chapel

The Wesleyan Methodist chapel, erected in 1840, was later used at a parish room.


Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.


Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Easton from the following:


Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Huntindonshire is available to browse.

DistrictHuntingdonshire
CountyCambridgeshire
RegionEastern
CountryEngland
Postal districtPE28
Post TownHuntingdon