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Standground, Huntingdonshire

Historical Description

Standground, a parish, with a large village, in Huntingdonshire and Cambridgeshire, on the river Nen, 1½ mile SE of the Peterborough stations on the G.E.R., L. & N.W.R., and M.R. It has a post office under Peterborough; money order office, Peterborough; telegraph office, Old Fletton. Acreage, 1287 in Hunts and 1108 in Cambridgeshire; population of the civil parish, 1230; of the ecclesiastical, 1272. There is a parish council consisting of thirteen members. The manor belongs to the Westwood family. The Manor House and Gazly Hall are chief residences. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely; net value, £532 with residence. Patron, Emmanuel College, Cambridge. The church is a fine edifice of Barnack stone in the Decorated style, consisting of chancel with N chantry, nave, aisles, S porch, and a western tower surmounted by an octagonal broach spire. It has some modern stained windows and some ancient brasses and memorials. There are Baptist and Primitive Methodist chapels and several useful charities.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyHuntingdonshire 
Ecclesiastical parishStandground St. John the Baptist 
HundredNorth Witchford 
Poor Law unionPeterborough 

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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