Place:Stanground, Isle of Ely, England

Alt namesStangrunsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 141
Standgroundsource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeParish, Civil parish
Coordinates52.55°N 0.217°W
Located inIsle of Ely, England     (1889 - 1905)
Also located inHuntingdon, England     ( - 1889)
See alsoNorth Stanground, Isle of Ely, Englandparish formed out of part of Stanground in 1905
South Stanground, Huntingdonshire, Englandparish formed out of part of Stanground in 1905
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

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

"STANDGROUND, a parish, with a village, in the [registration] district of Peterborough and counties of Huntingdon and Cambridge; on the river Nen, 1¼ mile SE of Peterborough [railway] station. It includes Farcett chapelry; has a post-office under Peterborough; and comprises 4,377 acres in [Huntingdonshire], and 1,321 in [Cambridgeshire]. Real property: £15,298. Population: 1,839. Houses: 387. The property is subdivided. The Manor House and Gazley Hall are chief residences. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely. Value: £1,220. Patron: Emmanuel College, Cambridge. The church is good, and has a lofty spire. There are a Baptist chapel, an endowed school with £22 a year, and charities £12."

Stanground was split between Thorney Rural District in the Isle of Ely and Norman Cross Rural District in Huntingdonshire in 1894. In 1905 the two parts were respectively named North Stanground and South Stanground and the area was divided between the two counties and rural districts.

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  • Original historical documents relating to Huntingdonshire are held by Cambridgeshire Archives and Local Studies at the County Record Office in Huntingdon.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