Place:Gunthorpe, Northamptonshire, England

TypeHamlet, Civil parish, Suburb
Coordinates52.611°N 0.251°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

NOTE: Be careful. There are also parishes named Gunthorpe in Nottinghamshire and Norfolk as well as one in Rutland.

the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Gunthorpe is now a residential area of the city of Peterborough, in Cambridgeshire. It is located south of Werrington and north of Paston, with Fulbridge Road to the west; Car Dyke, the Roman ditch, straddles Gunthorpe's east side.

Its growth can be considered as an effect of Peterborough's New Town status. Building began in the 1950s and continued until the early 1990s with most of the housing in the hands of the city council.

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

"GUNTHORPE, a hamlet in Paston parish, Northampton; 3¼ miles N of Peterborough. Population: 66. Houses: 12."

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  • Original historical documents relating to the Soke of Peterborough are held by Cambridgeshire Archives and Local Studies at the County Record Office in Peterborough.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