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Stilton, Huntingdonshire

Historical Description

Stilton, a village and a parish in Hunts. The village stands on Ermine Street, 4 miles NW by W of Holme station on the main line of the G.N.R., and 6 SSW of Peterborough. It was once a market-town, and gives name to the finest English cheese, now made chiefly in Leicestershire. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Peterborough. The parish comprises 1638 acres; population, 560. There as a parish council consisting of nine members. The Fens adjoin the parish on the E, and an extent of about 3 miles is known as Stilton Fen. There is a county police station in the village. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely; net value, £330 with residence. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is an ancient building of stone, consisting of chancel, nave, aisles, S porch, N door, and an embattled western tower. It has brasses of 1573, 1590, 1606, and 1618. There are two Wesleyan chapels, a Gospel Hall, a temperance hall, six endowed almshouses, and some small charities.

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 parishStilton St. Mary 
HundredNorman-Cross 
Poor Law unionPeterborough 

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


Directories & Gazetteers

Transcript of the description for Stilton from Pigot & Co. Directory of Huntingdonshire, 1839

We have transcribed the entry for Stilton 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 districtPE7
Post TownPeterborough