Place:Great Gransden, Huntingdonshire, England

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NameGreat Gransden
Alt namesGrantesdenesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 141
Great Gaddensdensource: A Vision of Britain through Time"
TypeVillage
Coordinates52.183°N 0.133°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 1894-1974
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

Great Gransden is a civil parish and village in the Huntingdonshire administrative district of Cambridgeshire, England. Until 1965 it was located in the County of Huntingdonshire. In 2001, the population of the parish was 969 people according to the UK census of that year. It is 11 miles (18 km) west of Cambridge. It is notable for having the oldest post mill in England.

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Great Gaddensden from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"GRANSDEN (Great), a village and a parish in the district of Caxton and county of Huntingdon. The village stands adjacent to Cambridgeshire, 3 miles NNE of Gamlingay [railway] station, and 7 SE by E of St. Neots; and has a post office under Royston. The parish comprises 3,364 acres. Real property: £5,037. Population: 641. Houses: 134. There are four manors; and they belong to four different parties. The surface is woody; and the rocks are rich in fossils. The living is a vicarage, in the diocese of Ely. Value: £200. Patron: Clare Hall, Cambridge. The church was built in the 14th century; and consists of nave, chancel, and aisles, with porches and tower. There are a Baptist chapel, alms-houses, and other charities £64."

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Great Gransden.

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  • Original historical documents relating to Huntingdonshire are held by Cambridgeshire Archives and Local Studies at the County Record Office in Huntingdon.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