Little Paxton, Huntingdonshire
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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Little Paxton St. James|
|Poor Law union||St. Neots|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The register, including marriages for Toseland parish, dates from the year 1559.
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:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Paxton, Little (St. James))
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Huntindonshire is available to browse.