Place:Woodston, Huntingdonshire, England

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NameWoodston
Alt namesWodestunsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 141
Woodstonesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 141
TypeCivil parish, Suburb
Coordinates52.567°N 0.25°W
Located inHuntingdonshire, England     ( - 1965)
Also located inHuntingdon and Peterborough, England     (1965 - 1974)
Cambridgeshire, England     (1974 - )
See alsoNorman Cross Rural, Huntingdonshire, Englandrural district of which the rural area was part 1894-1905
Old Fletton, Huntingdonshire, Englandurban district of which the rural area was part 1905-1974
Peterborough, Northamptonshire, Englandmunicipal borough of which the urban area was part 1905-1974
Huntingdonshire District, Cambridgeshire, Englanddistrict municipality in which it has been located since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog
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Woodston is now a largely residential area of the city of Peterborough, Cambridgeshire in the United Kingdom. For electoral purposes it forms part of Fletton ward in North West Cambridgeshire constituency.

Situated south of the River Nene, the area was until 1965 part of Huntingdonshire, rather than the Soke of Peterborough in Northamptonshire. The civil parish of Woodston was divided under the provisions of the Local Government Act 1894 into Woodston Rural parish (of 984 acres) in Norman Cross Rural District and Woodston Urban parish (70 acres). In 1905 Woodston Rural became part of Old Fletton Urban District and Woodston Urban became part of Peterborough Municipal Borough.

The ecclesiastical parish of Saint Augustine of Canterbury in the Diocese of Ely remained undivided; although this has now been placed under the pastoral care of the Bishop of Peterborough, acting as Assistant Bishop in the Diocese of Ely. Woodston cemetery, which opened on New Road in 1882, is closed for new burials.

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  • Original historical documents relating to Huntingdonshire are held by Cambridgeshire Archives and Local Studies at the County Record Office in Huntingdon.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