Place:Keyston, Huntingdonshire, England

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NameKeyston
Alt namesChetelestansource: Domesday Book (1985) p 141
Ketelestansource: Domesday Book (1985) p 141
TypeVillage, Civil parish
Coordinates52.367°N 0.467°W
Located inHuntingdonshire, England     ( - 1965)
Also located inHuntingdon and Peterborough, England     (1965 - 1974)
Cambridgeshire, England     (1974 - )
See alsoThrapston Rural, Huntingdonshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1935
Huntingdon Rural, Huntingdonshire, Englandrural district into which it was merged with Bythorn 1935-1974
Huntingdonshire District, Cambridgeshire, Englanddistrict municipality of which it has been part since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


Until 1965 the village of Keyston was located in the County of Huntingdonshire. After mergers in 1965 and 1974 the county became part of Cambridgeshire.

Keyston was a civil parish in Thrapston Rural District until 1935 when the rural district was abolished. When Keyston was transferred to Huntingdonshire Rural District, it was merged with the neighbouring civil parish of Bythorn in the civil parish of Bythorn and Keyston.

The village lies at the western end of Huntingdonshire and the parish's western border coincides with the county boundary with Northamptonshire. The village is built around the brook that runs through its centre with the brook at about 45 metres above sea-level.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Keyston.

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  • Original historical documents relating to Huntingdonshire are held by Cambridgeshire Archives and Local Studies at the County Record Office in Huntingdon.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