Place:Eaton Ford, Bedfordshire, England

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NameEaton Ford
Alt namesMaltmans Greensource: hamlet in Eaton Ford
Crosshall Fordsource: hamlet in Eaton Ford
TypeVillage, Suburb
Coordinates52.2272°N 0.2859°W
Located inBedfordshire, England     ( - 1965)
Also located inHuntingdon and Peterborough, England     (1965 - 1974)
Cambridgeshire, England     (1974 - )
See alsoEaton Socon, Bedfordshire, Englandecclesiastical and civil parish to which it belonged
St. Neots, Huntingdonshire, Englandtown with which it merged in 1965
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Eaton Ford is a district of the town of St. Neots and, since 1974, has been located in Cambridgeshire, England. Until 1965 it was a separate village in the county of Bedfordshire, when it was absorbed through boundary changes into Huntingdonshire. Eaton Ford lies on the west bank of the Great Ouse, on the western side of St. Neots. The old village centre is still identifiable with a triangular village green and several old farmhouses remaining amongst the newer houses. Eaton Ford was part of the ecclesiastical and civil parish of Eaton Socon and includes the ancient hamlets of Crosshall Ford and Maltmans Green.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Eaton Ford.

GENUKI gives a description of Eaton Ford from a gazetteer of 1868 and also lists the hamlets and small villages which were part of the parish (including Eaton Ford). References to other sources of information on the parish are also given (updated until 2009).

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  • Original historical documents relating to Huntingdonshire are held by Cambridgeshire Archives and Local Studies at the County Record Office in Huntingdon.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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