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Fen Stanton, Huntingdonshire

Historical Description

Fen Stanton, a village and a parish in Huntingdonshire. The village stands near the river Ouse, on the border of Cambridgeshire, 2 miles S of St Ives, which is the nearest railway station, and has a post, money order, and telegraph office under St Ives. Acreage, 2584; population, 975. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely; net value, £168 with residence. The church is a building of stone in the Early English, Decorated, and Perpendicular styles. There are Congregational and Calvinistic Baptist chapels. A town estate of 94 acres produces about £88, which is devoted to the poor.

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 parishFen-Stanton St. Peter and St. Paul 
HundredToseland 
Poor Law unionSt. Ives 

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


Cemeteries

A cemetery of 1 acre was presented to the parish by the late Thomas Coote esq. D.L., J.P. (d. 1906).


Church Records

The parish register dates from about 1612.


Churches

Church of England

SS. Peter and Paul (parish church)

The church of SS. Peter and Paul is a building of stone, in the Early English, Decorated and Perpendicular styles, consisting of chancel, nave with clerestory, aisles, south porch and a western tower with lofty spire containing 5 bells: the chancel is a very fine specimen of Decorated work: the east window is a memorial to the Rev. Stanley Walton M.A. a former vicar, who died in May, 1875, and there are other memorial windows to Miss Cowling, d. 1884, and Mrs. Haylock Watson: the church will seat 375 persons.

Baptist

Calvinistic Baptist chapel

There is a Calvinistic Baptist chapel.

Congregational

Congregational chapel

The Congregational chapel is a building of stone, in the Early English style, erected in 1874.


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 Fen Stanton from the following:


Land and Property

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