Old Hurst, Huntingdonshire
Hurst, Old, a parish in Huntingdonshire, 3½ miles WSW from Somersham station on the G.N. and G.E. Joint railway, and 4 NNW from St Ives. It has a post office under Huntingdon; money order and telegraph office, Warboys. Acreage, 1077; population, 107. The living is a perpetual curacy, annexed to the vicarage of St Ives, in the diocese of Ely. The church consists of nave and chancel, and has an Early English door.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Hurst St. Peter|
|Poor Law union||St. Ives|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The register of baptisms dates from 1682; marriages, 1653; burials, 1691.
Church of England
St. Peter (parish church)
The church, or more properly the chapel, of St. Peter is a small edifice in the Early English style, consisting of chancel and nave, and has 2 bells hanging at the west end of the building: the screen which separates the chancel and nave has been restored; an ancient stone altar-slab, found during the restoration, and a piscina of pure Norman work, supported on a single shaft, and found embedded in the wall, have been replaced, and a holy-water stoup was discovered in the south wall: the doorway is particularly fine, as also are the windows on the south side: seats for the choir are ingeniously formed by lowering the sills of the chancel windows: the east window is beautifully stained: the whole church was restored in 1868 at a cost of £400, under the direction of Mr. W. White, architect: the church was formerly larger, and the base of one of the columns of an aisle arcade now lies in the churchyard: there are 80 sittings.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Old Hurst from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Hurst, Old (St. Peter))
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Huntindonshire is available to browse.