Place:Stamford Baron St. Martin's Without, Northamptonshire, England

NameStamford Baron St. Martin's Without
Alt namesSt Martin's Withoutsource: Ordnance Survey
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates52.642°N 0.453°W
Located inNorthamptonshire, England     ( - 1965)
Also located inStamford Baron, Northamptonshire, England     ( - 1894)
Soke of Peterborough, England     (1894 - 1965)
Huntingdon and Peterborough, England     (1965 - 1974)
Cambridgeshire, England     (1974 - )
See alsoNassaborough Hundred, Northamptonshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
Barnack Rural, Soke of Peterborough, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1974
Peterborough District, Cambridgeshire, Englandnon-metropolitan district since 1974
City of Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, Englandunitary authority since 1998

Stamford Baron St. Martin's Without is a parish. It was created in 1894 from the rural parts of the old parish of Stamford Baron in Northamptonshire. It is located directly to the south of Stamford which is in Lincolnshire, England.

Until 1965 it was located in the the Soke of Peterborough. After mergers in 1965 and 1974 the county became part of Cambridgeshire. It was part of the Barnack Rural District until 1974 and is now in the Peterborough administrative district of Cambridgeshire.

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  • Original historical documents relating to the Soke of Peterborough are held by Cambridgeshire Archives and Local Studies at the County Record Office in Peterborough.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