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Spaldwick, Huntingdonshire

Historical Description

Spaldwick, a large village and a parish in Huntingdonshire. The village stands 3½ miles NNE of Kimbolton, and, 21 NW from Grafham station on the M.R. It has a post and money order office under Huntingdon; telegraph office, Ellington. Acreage of the civil parish, 1552; population, 300; of the ecclesiastical, 357. There is a parish council consisting of seven members. The manor belongs to the Duke of Manchester, who also owns much of the land. The village formerly had a fair for cattle on the Wednesday before Whit Sunday, but this has become obsolete. The living is a vicarage with Barham annexed in the diocese of Ely; gross joint value, £220 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Ely. The church is a fine edifice of stone in the Transition Norman, Early English, and Later styles, consisting of chancel, nave, S aisle, with chapel and an arcade of four bays, S porch, and a western tower with a lofty broach spire. There is a Baptist 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 parishSpaldwick St. James 
HundredLeightonstone 
Poor Law unionHuntingdon 

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


Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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DistrictHuntingdonshire
CountyCambridgeshire
RegionEastern
CountryEngland
Postal districtPE28
Post TownHuntingdon