Great Catworth is an Ancient Parish in the county of Huntingdonshire.

Alternative names: Catworth

Parish church: St. Leonard

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1679
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1604

Nonconformists include: Particular Baptist and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

CATWORTH (Great), a parish in St. Neots district, Huntingdon; 3¾ miles N by W of Kimbolton r. station, and 7 ESE of Thrapston. It has a post office, of the name of Catworth, under Thrapston. Acres, £2,090. Real property, £2,816. Pop., 640. Houses, 143. The property is subdivided. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely. Value, £337. Patron, Brasenose College, Oxford. The church is early and later English. There are Baptist and Wesleyan chapels, a national school, and charities £32. Lord Mayor Dixie was a native.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

CATWORTH, GREAT (St. Leonard), a parish, in the union of St. Neot’s, hundred of Leightonstone, county of Huntingdon, 4 miles (N. by W.) from Kimbolton; containing 637 inhabitants. It is situated on the London and Oundle road, and comprises about 2000 acres. The living is a rectory, valued in the king’s books at £17. 16. 10½.; net income, £337; patrons, the Principal and Fellows of Brasenose College, Oxford. The tithes were commuted for corn rents, under an inclosure act, in 1795; the glebe contains 60 acres, with a glebe-house. The church is in the early English style, and ornamented with a spire. The Baptists and Wesleyans have places of worship. Sir Wolstan Dixie, lord mayor of London in 1585, was born here.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Parish Records


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  • County: Huntingdonshire
  • Civil Registration District: St Neots
  • 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: Leightonstone
  • Poor Law Union: St Neots
  • Hundred: Leightonstone
  • Province: Canterbury

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