Place:Werrington, Northamptonshire, England

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NameWerrington
TypeVillage, Civil parish, Suburb
Coordinates52.616°N 0.273°W
Located inNorthamptonshire, England     ( - 1965)
Also located inSoke of Peterborough, England     (1889 - 1965)
Huntingdon and Peterborough, England     (1965 - 1974)
Cambridgeshire, England     (1974 - )
See alsoPeterborough Rural, Soke of Peterborough, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1929
Peterborough, Northamptonshire, Englandcity into which it was absorbed in 1929
Peterborough District, Cambridgeshire, Englanddistrict municipality and unitary authority of which it has been part since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog


From 1889 until 1965 Werrington was located in the the Soke of Peterborough. After mergers in 1965 and 1974 the county became part of Cambridgeshire. It was part of the Peterborough Rural District until 1929 when it was absorbed into the City of Peterborough. Since 1974 Peterborough has become the Peterborough administrative district (since 1998, unitary authority) of Cambridgeshire, England.

the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Werrington is a residential area of the city of Peterborough, Cambridgeshire in England. For electoral purposes it comprises North Werrington and South Werrington wards. Werrington spans an area of two and a half square miles (6 km²) and has a population of 14,800 (Source: UK 2001 census).

Originally a village, Werrington was engulfed by Peterborough as the city expanded in the mid-twentieth century. The area is on the northern edge of the conurbation, approximately four miles (6.4 km) from the city centre. There are two distinct areas of Werrington, the village and "new" Werrington.

Research Tips

  • If you are researching anyone whose lifetime preceded (or even mostly preceded) 1889 the places in which he or she lived are going to be in Northamptonshire rather than the Soke of Peterborough. The Soke of Peterborough was actually a section of Northamptonshire.
  • Original historical documents relating to the Soke of Peterborough are held by Cambridgeshire Archives and Local Studies at the County Record Office in Peterborough.
  • GENUKI does not provide webpages for the Soke of Peterborough and its provision for Northamptonshire is very limited.
  • The FamilyTree Wiki has a series of pages on Northamptonshire (including the Soke of Peterborough).
  • A Vision of Britain through Time, section "Units and Statistics" leads to analyses of population and organization of the county from 1889 through 1974. There are pages available for all civil parishes, municipal boroughs and other administrative divisions.
  • Map of Northamptonshire in 1900 produced by UK Ordnance Survey and provided online by A Vision of Britain through Time shows the Soke of Peterborough (not labelled as such) in the top right hand corner.
  • Map of Northamptonshire divisions (including the Soke of Peterborough) in 1944 produced by UK Ordnance Survey and provided online by A Vision of Britain through Time
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