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Hartford, Huntingdonshire

Historical Description

Hartford, a village and a parish in Huntingdonshire, on Ermine Street and the river Ouse, 1½ mile E of Huntingdon station, with a post office under Huntingdon; money order and telegraph office, Huntingdon. The parish includes Sapley, once a royal forest, and has an area of 1878 acres; population, 389. Many ancient coins and other relics have been found. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely; net yearly value, £t47 with residence. The church is partly Norman, belonged to the Augustinian friary of Huntingdon, has two aisles and a tower, underwent repair in 1861, and was then found to include stone coffins, mural paintings, and other interesting objects of the Saxon and Norman times. The great tithes and the patronage formed part of the marriage settlement of Oliver Cromwell's wife, Elizabeth Bourchier.

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 parishHartford All Saints 
Poor Law unionHuntingdon 

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

Church Records

The parish register dates from the year 1538.


Church of England

All Saints (parish church)

The church of All Saints is an ancient edifice of stone, erected in the Norman period, and consists of chancel, nave of four bays, aisles, north porch and an embattled western tower, with pinnacles, containing 6 bells: the church underwent repairs in the year 1861: the east window and all those in the south aisle are stained: during the repairs of the church in 1861 various remains of Saxon and Norman date were discovered, including mural paintings and stone coffins: there are 150 sittings.


Union chapel

There is a small chapel, used in common by the Baptists and Congregationalists, and seating 120 persons.

Directories & Gazetteers

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

We have transcribed the entry for Hartford from the following:

Land and Property

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

Postal districtPE29
Post TownHuntingdon