Place:Stamford Baron, Northamptonshire, England

NameStamford Baron
Alt namesSt Martin Stamford Baron
Stamford Baron St Martin
Coordinates52.649°N 0.477°W
Located inNorthamptonshire, England     ( - 1894)
Also located inLincolnshire, England     (1894 - present)
Stamford, Lincolnshire, England     (1930 - present)
See alsoNassaborough Hundred, Northamptonshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
Contained Places
Civil parish
Stamford Baron St. Martin's Without ( - 1894 )

Stamford Baron was a parish in Northamptonshire. It forms part of the town of Stamford, most of which lies on the north bank of the River Welland in Lincolnshire - Stamford Baron was the part of the town south of the Welland and therefore in Northamptonshire.

The parish was also often known as Stamford Baron St Martin, after the parish church.

The parish was split in 1894, with the rural parts becoming the parish of Stamford Baron St Martins Without, which remained in Northamptonshire (as part of the Soke of Peterborough), whilst the remainder of the parish was transferred to Lincolnshire. In 1930 the parish was abolished, transferred to Lincolnshire, and merged with the other five Stamford parishes to form the civil parish of Stamford.

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  • Original historical documents relating to the Soke of Peterborough are held by Cambridgeshire Archives and Local Studies at the County Record Office in Peterborough.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