Place:Orton Longueville, Huntingdonshire, England

NameOrton Longueville
Alt namesOvretonesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 141
Ovretunesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 141
TypeVillage, Suburb
Coordinates52.55°N 0.283°W
Located inHuntingdonshire, England     ( - 1965)
Also located inHuntingdon and Peterborough, England     (1965 - 1974)
Cambridgeshire, England     (1974 - )
See alsoNorman Cross Rural, Huntingdonshire, Englandrural district in which it was located until 1974
Peterborough District, Cambridgeshire, Englandunitary authority of which it has been a part since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

NOTE: the hamlet of Botolph's Bridge or Botolphsbridge has been re-directed here, taking into consideration a reference in GENUKI and A Vision of Britain through Time.

the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Until 1965 Orton Longueville was in the County of Huntingdonshire, England. Due to two mergers of counties in 1965 and 1974, it is now located in Cambridgeshire. It is one of a number of villages all prefaced with "Orton" that now make up a "new town" or suburb of Peterborough.

Until the 1960s Orton Longueville was a village separated from Peterborough by open farmland. The 'village' contains many pre-20th-century buildings including Orton Hall, once used as a prisoner of war camp during the Second World War (now a hotel), several thatched cottages, a cricket field and a church. There is still a village green and close by is a half-mile long plantation of giant redwood wellingtonia trees known as the 'Long Walk'.


source: Family History Library Catalog

Botolph Bridge was joined with Orton Longueville as early as 1702. (Source:A Vision of Britain through Time). GENUKI also has a description from a gazetteer of 1868.

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

"BOTOLPH-BRIDGE, or Bottle-Bridge, a parish in the district of Peterborough and county of Huntingdon; near the river Nen and the Great Northern railway, 2 miles SW of Peterborough. Post Town, Peterborough. The statistics are returned with Orton-Longville. The manor belonged to the Draytons, the Lovells, and the Shirleys. The living is a rectory, annexed to the rectory of OrtonLongville, in the diocese of Ely. The church is in ruins."

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Orton, Peterborough.

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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