Folksworth is an Ancient Parish in the county of Huntingdonshire.

Alternative names:

Parish church: St. Helen

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1564
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1604

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • Morborne
  • Stilton
  • Yaxley
  • Lutton and Washingley

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

FOLKSWORTH, a parish in the district of Peterborough and county of Huntingdon; adjacent to Billing brook, at the boundary with Northamptonshire, 1½ mile NW of Stilton, and 4½ NW by W of Holme r. station. Post town, Stilton, under Peterborough. Acres, 867. Real property, £1, 380. Pop., 207. Houses, 47. The property is much subdivided. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely. Value, £135. Patron, the Rev. H. Freeman. The church is very good.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

FOLKSWORTH (St. Helen), a parish, in the union of Peterborough, hundred of Norman-Cross, county of Huntingdon, 1 mile (N. W. by W.) from Stilton; containing 186 inhabitants. It is situated near the north road: the soil is generally clay, and the surface level. The living is a rectory, valued in the king’s books at £8. 6. 3.; net income, £135; patron, the Rev. H. Freeman: the glebe consists of about 110 acres. The church is an ancient edifice.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Administration

  • County: Huntingdonshire
  • Civil Registration District: Peterborough
  • Probate Court: Court of the Commissary of the Bishop of Lincoln and of the Archdeacon in the Archdeaconry of Huntingdon
  • Diocese: Pre-1837 – Lincoln, Post-1836 – Ely
  • Rural Deanery: Yaxley
  • Poor Law Union: Peterborough
  • Hundred: Norman Cross
  • Province: Canterbury

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