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Offord Cluny, Huntingdonshire

Historical Description

Offord Cluny, a village and a parish in Huntingdonshire. The village stands on the river Ouse, and on the G.N.R., at Offord railway station, 1½ mile E by S of Buckden, and 5 miles NNE of St Neots; was known to the Saxons as Offanford, and has a bridge of three arches over the Ouse leading to Buckden. Post town, Huntingdon; money order and telegraph office, Offord Darcy. The parish comprises 1062 acres; population, 263. The manor belongs to the Dean and Chapter of Westminster. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely; net value, £140 with residence. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is an ancient building of rubble in the Early English style consisting of chancel, nave, aisles, S porch, and an embattled western 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 parishOfford-Cluny All Saints 
HundredToseland 
Poor Law unionSt. Neots 

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


Church Records

The register dates from the year 1572.


Churches

Church of England

All Saints (parish church)

The church of All Saints, probably erected in the 13th century, is a building of rubble, in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, clerestoried nave, aisles, south porch and an embattled western tower with pinnacles, containing 4 bells: the church was restored in 1860, and has 200 sittings: the churchyard was enlarged in 1882 by an addition on the south side of a piece of ground, about half an acre, the gift of the Ecclesiastical Commissioners. There is a list of rectors from 1219.


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 Offord Cluny 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