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Great Staughton, Huntingdonshire

Historical Description

Staughton, Great, a village and a parish, with the hamlets of Agden Green, Dillington, Staughton Moor, and West Perry, in Hunts, 5 miles NNW from St Neots station on the G.N.R. main line. There is a post, money order, and telegraph office under St Neots. Acreage, 6407; population, 957. There is a parish council consisting of eleven members. Staughton House is a good country mansion surrounded by a park of over 500 acres, and Gaynes Hall is a handsome mansion standing in a well-wooded park. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely; net value, £370 with residence. Patron, St John's College, Oxford. The church is an embattled building of cobble stones in the Decorated and Perpendicular styles, consisting of chancel with chapel and vestry, nave, aisles, S porch, and a western tower. It has some interesting tombs and monuments. There is a Baptist 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 parishStaughton St. Andrew 
HundredToseland 
Poor Law unionSt. Neots 

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


Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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DistrictHuntingdonshire
CountyCambridgeshire
RegionEastern
CountryEngland
Postal districtPE19
Post TownSt. Neots