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Hamerton, Huntingdonshire

Historical Description

Hamerton, a village and a parish in Huntingdonshire. The village stands on Alconbury brook, 9 miles NW from Huntingdon, and 7 SE from Bamwell station on the L. & N.W.R., and has a post office under Huntingdon; money order and telegraph office, Alconbury. The parish comprises 2184 acres; population, 179. The lord of the manor is sole landowner. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely; net yearly value, £24.4: with residence. The church is Early English and very good, and consists of nave, aisles, and chancel, with porch and battlemented tower.

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 parishHamerton All Saints 
HundredLeightonstone 
Poor Law unionHuntingdon 

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


Church Records

The register dates from the year 1752.


Churches

Church of England

All Saints (parish church)

The church of All Saints is a fine edifice of rubble stone, in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, clerestoried nave, aisles, south porch and a western battlemented tower containing 4 bells: the modern stone pulpit is adorned with carvings of the Four Evangelists: the church was restored in 1864, at an expense of about £2,000: there are 200 sittings.


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 Hamerton 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