Place:Elton, Huntingdonshire, England

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NameElton
Alt namesAdelintonesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 141
Adelintunesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 141
TypeVillage, Civil parish
Coordinates52.533°N 0.4°W
Located inHuntingdonshire, England     ( - 1965)
Also located inHuntingdon and Peterborough, England     (1965 - 1974)
Cambridgeshire, England     (1974 - )
See alsoOundle Rural, Huntingdonshire, Englandrural district in which it was located until 1894-1935
Norman Cross Rural, Huntingdonshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1935-1965
Huntingdonshire District, Cambridgeshire, Englanddistrict municipality of which it has been part since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Until 1965 Elton was located in the County of Huntingdonshire where it is on the border with Northamptonshire. It lies on the B671 road as do Elton Hall and the hamlet of Over End which are about a mile south of the village. After mergers in 1965 and 1974 the county became part of Cambridgeshire.

Elton is two miles from Fotheringhay (where Mary, Queen of Scots was executed in 1587), five miles from Oundle, and eight miles from Peterborough.

From 1894 until 1935, Elton was in Oundle Rural District. In that year the rural district was abolished and the area was transferred to the Norman Cross Rural District where it remained until 1974. It is now part of the Huntingdonshire administrative district of Cambridgeshire.

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  • Original historical documents relating to Huntingdonshire are held by Cambridgeshire Archives and Local Studies at the County Record Office in Huntingdon.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