Place:Southorpe, Northamptonshire, England

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NameSouthorpe
TypeParish
Coordinates52.618°N 0.403°W
Located inNorthamptonshire, England     ( - 1965)
Also located inBarnack, Northamptonshire, England     ( - 1866)
Soke of Peterborough, England     (1889 - 1965)
Huntingdon and Peterborough, England     (1965 - 1974)
Cambridgeshire, England     (1974 - present)
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Southorpe is a small village and civil parish. Prior to 1866 it was a hamlet in the parish of Barnack. There is no church at Southorpe, and for ecclesiastical purposes it remains part of Barnack, therefore baptisms, marriages and burials relating to Southorpe residents will all be found in the Barnack registers.

When County Councils were established in 1889 Southorpe became part of the administrative county of the Soke of Peterborough, which was nominally still part of Northamptonshire, albeit independent of Northamptonshire County Council. The Soke of Peterborough merged with Huntingdonshire in 1965 to form the county of Huntingdon and Peterborough, which itself was abolished in 1974, being absorbed into Cambridgeshire. In 1998 Peterborough (including Southorpe parish) became a unitary authority (self-governing) although remains part of the ceremonial county of Cambridgeshire.