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Hail Weston, Huntingdonshire

Historical Description

Hail Weston, a village and a parish in Huntingdonshire. The village stands near the river Rym, and near the boundary with Beds, 2½ miles NW from St Neots station on the G.N.R., and has a post office under St Neots; money order and telegraph office, St Neots. The parish comprises 1590 acres; population of the civil parish, 307; of the ecclesiastical, with Southoe, 530. The manor belongs to Edward Reynolds, Esq. The living is a vicarage, annexed to the vicarage of Southoe, in the diocese of Ely; joint gross value, £300 with residence. The church, which is a small building of rubble, brick, and wood, was restored in 1884. There is an endowed Baptist chapel. There are some mineral springs here which are used by a company for the manufacture of aerated waters.

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


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

Ancient CountyHuntingdonshire 
Ecclesiastical parishHail-Weston St. Nicholas 
Poor Law unionSt. Neots 

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

Church Records

The parish register dates from the year 1558.


Church of England

St. Nicholas (parish church)

The church of St. Nicholas is a small edifice of rubble, brick and wood, in the Early English style, consisting of chancel and nave under one roof, porch on the south side, and a wooden tower at the west end covered with oak shingles and containing 3 bells: the stained east window was erected by Henry Shadforth esq. to the memory of his wife, who died on October 21st, 1913: the church was thoroughly restored in 1884, at a cost of £1,000, raised by voluntary contributions: there are 140 sittings.


Baptist chapel

There is a Baptist chapel, founded in 1757, with an endowment for the maintenance of the minister.

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 Hail Weston from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Hail Weston are available from a number of sites:

Postal districtPE19
Post TownSt. Neots