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Eynesbury, Huntingdonshire

Historical Description

Eynesbury, a village and a parish in Huntingdonshire,. adjacent to St Neots. The parish includes the hamlet of Weald, and its post town is St Neots. Acreage, 3043; population, 1327. Brickmaking is carried on. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely; net value, £400 with residence. Patron, the Earl of Sandwich. The church is a building of stone in the Early English and Decorated styles,, and there is a Primitive Methodist 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 parishEynesbury St. Mary 
HundredToseland 
Poor Law unionSt. Neots 

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


Cemeteries

A cemetery of half an acre, situated on the west side of the church, was formed in 1856 at a cost of £200, and consecrated in 1868.


Church Records

The parish register dates from the year 1539.


Churches

Church of England

St. Mary (parish church)

The church of St. Mary is a building of stone, in the Early English and Decorated styles, consisting of chancel, nave with clerestory, aisles, north porch and an embattled western tower with pinnacles, erected in the 17th century, and containing 6 bells: the north porch was erected as a memorial to Lieut.-Col. Wm. Humbley, d. Oct. 26, 1857, and whose remains, with those of his wife, d. Sept. 1, 1871, are interred beneath it: there are two brasses to John Nicholson (whose family have been great benefactors to the parish) and the late Lieut.-Col. Humbley: five of the windows are stained, and in 1858 the edifice was thoroughly restored and beautified: an organ was placed in the church in 1866: there are 460 sittings: the churchyard is closed against interments.

Methodist

Primitive Methodist Chapel

There is a Primitive Methodist chapel here, built in 1855 and seating 200 persons.


Civil Registration

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


Directories & Gazetteers

Transcript of the description for Eynesbury from Pigot & Co. Directory of Huntingdonshire, 1839

We have transcribed the entry for Eynesbury 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 districtPE19
Post TownSt. Neots