Place:Ailsworth, Northamptonshire, England

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NameAilsworth
Alt namesAilesworthsource: Family History Library Catalog
Egleswordesource: Wikipedia
Ægeleswurthsource: Wikipedia
TypeParish
Coordinates52.576°N 0.352°W
Located inNorthamptonshire, England     ( - 1965)
Also located inCastor, Northamptonshire, England     ( - 1866)
Soke of Peterborough, England     (1889 - 1965)
Huntingdon and Peterborough     (1965 - 1974)
Cambridgeshire, England     (1974 - present)
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Ailsworth or Ailesworth is a village and civil parish in the City of Peterborough unitary authority, about west of the city centre. The parish is part of the former Soke of Peterborough, which was considered part of Northamptonshire but was more recently part of Cambridgeshire.

The village's toponym comes from the Old English Ægeleswurth. The Domesday Book of 1086 records it as Eglesworde.

The common lands of Ailsworth and the neighbouring parish of Castor were not enclosed until 1898.

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Ailsworth is a village and parish. Prior to 1866 it was a hamlet in the parish of Castor. Historically part of Northamptonshire, when County Councils were created in 1889 Ailsworth was made part of the Soke of Peterborough administrative county, which was nominally still part of Northamptonshire, but independent of Northamptonshire County Council. The Soke of Peterborough was merged with Huntingdonshire in 1965 to form the administrative county of Huntingdon and Peterborough, which was itself abolished in 1974 and absorbed into Cambridgeshire. Since 1998, Ailsworth has been a parish in the unitary authority of the City of Peterborough, although remains part of the ceremonial county of Cambridgeshire.

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