Place:Winwick, Huntingdonshire, England

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NameWinwick
Alt namesWinewichesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 141
Winewinclesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 141
TypeVillage, Civil parish
Coordinates52.417°N 0.383°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 of which it has been part since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


Winwick is a village and civil parish at a crossroads near Hamerton and west of Huntingdon.

From 1894 until 1935 it was located in Oundle Rural District. In that year Oundle Rural District was abolished and Winwick was transferred to Huntingdon Rural District in the County of Huntingdonshire. After mergers in 1965 and 1974 the county became part of Cambridgeshire.

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

"WINWICK, a parish in the district of Oundle and counties of Huntingdon and Northampton; 4½ miles SE by E of Barnwell [railway] station, and 6½ SE by S of Oundle. Post town, Oundle. Acres: 1,710. Real property: £1,813. Population: 380. Houses: 82. The property is much subdivided. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely. Value: £90. Patron: the Duke of Buccleuch. The church was restored in 1865. Charities, £18."

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  • Original historical documents relating to Huntingdonshire are held by Cambridgeshire Archives and Local Studies at the County Record Office in Huntingdon.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