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Little Paxton, Huntingdonshire

Historical Description

Paxton, Little, a parish, with a village, in Hunts, on the river Ouse, 1½ mile N by W of St Neot's station on the G.N. main line. It has a post and money order office under St Neot's; telegraph office, St Neot's. Acreage, 1522; population, 243. Paxton Park is the seat of the Gordon family, and Paxton Hall of the Reynolds family. There are extensive paper-mills. The living is a perpetual curacy, annexed to the vicarage of Great Paxton, in the diocese of Ely; joint gross value, £341 with residence. The church, a building of stone and pebbles in the Early English style, consists of nave, S aisle, and chancel, with porch and tower, and contains memorials of the Eeynoldses and a monument to Mr T. Throckmorton.

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 parishLittle Paxton St. James 
HundredToseland 
Poor Law unionSt. Neots 

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


Church Records

The register, including marriages for Toseland parish, dates from the year 1559.


Churches

Church of England

St. James (parish church)

The church of St. James is a building of pebbles and stone, in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, south aisle, north porch and an embattled western tower containing a clock and a peal of 4 bells: in the chancel are memorials to the Reynolds family, and in the aisle a monument to T. Throckmorton esq.: there are 145 sittings.


Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Little Paxton 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 districtPE19
Post TownSt. Neots