Place:Spaldwick, Huntingdonshire, England

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NameSpaldwick
TypeVillage, Civil parish
Coordinates52.33°N 0.33°W
Located inHuntingdonshire, England     ( - 1965)
Also located inHuntingdon and Peterborough, England     (1965 - 1974)
Cambridgeshire, England     (1974 - )
See alsoHuntingdon Rural, Huntingdonshire, Englandrural district in which it was located until 1974
Huntingdonshire District, Cambridgeshire, Englanddistrict municipality of which it has been a part since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog
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Spaldwick is a village which was located in the English county of Huntingdonshire until 1965. After two mergers of counties which occurred in 1965 and 1974, Spaldwick is now in the Huntingdonshire District of Cambridgeshire, England.

Spaldwick is located near Catworth west of Huntingdon.

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

"SPALDWICK, a village, a parish, and a [registration] sub-district, in the district and county of Huntingdon. The village stands 7 miles W by N of Huntingdon [railway] station, and has a post-office under St. Neots. The parish comprises 1,690 acres. Real property: £2,530. Population: 470. Houses: 107. The manor belongs to the Duke of Manchester. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely. Value: £230. Patron, the Bishop of Ely. The church is a fine edifice, with tower and lofty spire. There are a Baptist chapel, a national school, and charities £8.-- The [registration] sub-district contains ten parishes. Acres: 20,140. Population: 3,555. Houses: 752."

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  • Original historical documents relating to Huntingdonshire are held by Cambridgeshire Archives and Local Studies at the County Record Office in Huntingdon.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