Place:Little Gidding, Huntingdonshire, England

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NameLittle Gidding
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates52.42°N 0.33°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 1894-1935
Huntingdon Rural, Huntingdonshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1935-1974
Huntingdonshire District, Cambridgeshire, Englanddistrict municipality in which it has been located since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Little Gidding is a parish and small village located since 1974 in the Huntingdonshire district of Cambridgeshire, England near Sawtry. A small parish of 724 acres (293 hectares), Little Gidding recorded a population of only 22 residents in the 1991 British Census. With the neighbouring villages of Great Gidding and Steeple Gidding the total population is 362.

Two miles away is Leighton Bromswold where George Herbert was a prebend and restored the Church of St. Mary. The driving distance between Little Gidding and Cambridge, to the southeast, is 30 miles.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Little Gidding.

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  • Original historical documents relating to Huntingdonshire are held by Cambridgeshire Archives and Local Studies at the County Record Office in Huntingdon.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