Place:Barnack, Northamptonshire, England

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NameBarnack
Alt namesBeornicansource: Oxford: English Place Names (1960) p 27
Bernacsource: Oxford: English Place Names (1960) p 27
Bernecasource: Oxford: English Place Names (1960) p 27
Bernechsource: Oxford: English Place Names (1960) p 27
Berneksource: Oxford: English Place Names (1960) p 27
TypeParish
Coordinates52.633°N 0.407°W
Located inNorthamptonshire, England     (1011 - 1965)
Also located inSoke of Peterborough, England     (1888 - 1965)
Huntingdon and Peterborough, England     (1965 - 1974)
Cambridgeshire, England     (1974 - present)
Contained Places
Parish
Pilsgate
Southorpe ( - 1866 )
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog


Barnack is a village and civil parish which was part of Northamptonshire from the formation of that county in Saxon times. From 1888 it was part of the Soke of Peterborough, which had a County Council independent of the rest of Northamptonshire, although remained nominally part of that county. In 1965 the Soke of Peterborough merged with neighbouring Huntingdonshire to the south, creating the county of "Huntingdon and Peterborough". This authority was short-lived, being absorbed into Cambridgeshire in 1974. In 1996 the Peterborough district (including the parish of Barnack) became a unitary authority indpedendent of Cambridgeshire, but remains nominally part of Cambridgeshire. To further confuse the question of in which county Barnack lies, the postal address is "Barnack, Stamford, Lincolnshire", as Stamford in Lincolnshire is nearest post town, but Barnack itself has never been part of Lincolnshire.


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Barnack is a village and civil parish, now in the Peterborough unitary authority of the ceremonial county of Cambridgeshire, England. Barnack is in the north-west of the unitary authority, south-east of Stamford, Lincolnshire. The parish includes the hamlet of Pilsgate about northwest of Barnack. Both Barnack and Pilsgate are on the B1443 road. The 2011 Census recorded a parish population of 931.[1]

Barnack is historically part of the Soke of Peterborough, which was associated with Northamptonshire but had its own County Council from 1888 until 1974. From 1894 until 1974 there was a Barnack Rural District that was a subdivision of the Soke.

Barnack is notable for its former limestone industry, its Anglo-Saxon parish church and an unusual early Bronze Age burial.

Notable history

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