Place:Earith, Huntingdonshire, England

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NameEarith
TypeVillage, Civil parish
Coordinates52.35°N 0.02°E
Located inHuntingdonshire, England     ( - 1965)
Also located inHuntingdon and Peterborough, England     (1965 - 1974)
Cambridgeshire, England     (1974 - )
See alsoBluntisham-cum-Earith, Huntingdonshire, Englandcivil parish in which it was located 1894-1948
St Ives Rural, Huntingdonshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1974
Huntingdonshire District, Cambridgeshire, Englanddistrict municipality of which it has been part since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Earith has been, since 1974, a village in the Huntingdonshire administrative district of Cambridgeshire, England. At the 2001 census, it had a population of 1,677.

From 1894 until 1948 it was part of the civil parish of Bluntisham-cum-Earith. That parish was separated into the civil parish of Bluntisham and the civil parish of Earith. In the 19th century and earlier, Bluntisham was the ecclesiastical parish and Earith was a hamlet within it.

It lies south of Chatteris and east of Huntingdon in the fens. At Earith, two artificial diversion channels of the River Great Ouse, the Old Bedford River and the New Bedford River, leave the river on a course to Denver Sluice near Downham Market, where they rejoin the Great Ouse in its tidal part.

Research Tips

  • Original historical documents relating to Huntingdonshire are held by Cambridgeshire Archives and Local Studies at the County Record Office in Huntingdon.
  • A History of the County of Huntingdon in 3 volumes from British History Online (Victoria County Histories), published 1911. This is by far the most complete history of the parishes of the county to be found online. The chapters are ordered by the divisions of the county called hundreds, but each chapter is linked to the volume's content page.
  • GENUKI has a page on Huntingdonshire and pages for each of the ecclesiastical parishes in the county. These give references to other organizations who hold genealogical information for the local area.
  • The FamilyTree Wiki has a series of pages similar to those provided by GENUKI which may have been prepared at a later date.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time, section "Units and Statistics" leads to analyses of population and organization of the county from about 1800 through 1974. There are pages available for all civil parishes, municipal boroughs and other administrative divisions.
  • Map of Huntingdonshire divisions in 1888 produced by UK Ordnance Survey and provided online by A Vision of Britain through Time
  • Map of Huntingdonshire divisions in 1944 produced by UK Ordnance Survey and provided online by A Vision of Britain through Time
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