Place:Wyton, Huntingdonshire, England

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NameWyton
Alt namesWytonsource: Family History Library Catalog
Witton
Wytton
TypeVillage, Civil parish
Coordinates52.33°N 0.13°W
Located inHuntingdonshire, England     ( - 1965)
Also located inHuntingdon and Peterborough, England     (1965 - 1974)
Cambridgeshire, England     (1974 - )
See alsoSt Ives Rural, Huntingdonshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1974
Houghton and Wyton, Huntingdonshire, Englandcivil parish of which it was part 1935-1974
Huntingdonshire District, Cambridgeshire, Englanddistrict municipality of which it has been part since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog


Until 1965 the village of Wyton was located in the County of Huntingdonshire. After mergers in 1965 and 1974 the county became part of Cambridgeshire.

From 1894 until 1935 Wyton was a civil parish in St Ives Rural District. In 1935 the civil parish was abolished as was that of Houghton and the two villages were joined as the civil parish of Houghton and Wyton. Wyton is about a mile south of the air force base RAF Wyton. The first RAF sortie of the second world war was flown out of RAF Wyton.

See Houghton for a fuller description of the joint parish.

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  • Original historical documents relating to Huntingdonshire are held by Cambridgeshire Archives and Local Studies at the County Record Office in Huntingdon.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