Place:Catworth, Huntingdonshire, England

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NameCatworth
Alt namesCatewordesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 140
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates52.35°N 0.417°W
Located inHuntingdonshire, England     ( - 1965)
Also located inHuntingdon and Peterborough, England     (1965 - 1974)
Cambridgeshire, England     (1974 - )
See alsoSt Neots Rural, Huntingdonshire, Englandrural district in which it was located until 1965
Huntingdonshire District, Cambridgeshire, Englanddistrict municipality of which it has been part since 1974
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source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
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Catworth is a pair of villages but one civil parish in the former county of Huntingdonshire, England, which is now a part of Cambridgeshire. It is located near Molesworth and 9.0 miles (14.5km) west of Huntingdon. Catworth is now located in the Huntindonshire District of Cambridgeshire.

Catworth is made up of Great Catworth, at the top of the hill, and Little Catworth, at the bottom. Little Catworth was never a separate ecclesiastical parish but was originally a chapelry of Stow Longa ancient parish, and it still remains in the parish of Stow Longa for ecclesiastical purposes.

Catworth is surrounded by farms, and is situated near to the A14 road.

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  • Original historical documents relating to Huntingdonshire are held by Cambridgeshire Archives and Local Studies at the County Record Office in Huntingdon.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