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Kings Ripton, Huntingdonshire

Historical Description

King's Ripton or Ripton Regis, a village and a parish in Huntingdonshire. The village stands 3 miles E from Abbots Eipton station on the main line of the G.N.R., and 4 NE from Huntingdon. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Huntingdon. Acreage, 1169; population, 176. The manor belongs to Magdalene College, Cambridge. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely; gross value, £160. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is an ancient building of rubble in the Perpendicular style, and there is a small Wesleyan 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 parishKing's Ripton St. Peter 
HundredHurstingstone 
Poor Law unionHuntingdon 

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


Church Records

The register dates from the year 1597.


Churches

Church of England

St. Peter (parish church)

The church of St. Peter is an ancient edifice of rubble, in the Perpendicular style, consisting of chancel, clerestoried nave of three bays, north aisle, south porch and an embattled western tower containing 2 bells: there are 150 sittings.

Methodist

Wesleyan chapel

There is a small Wesleyan chapel.


Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Kings Ripton 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