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

Other places in the parish include: Dillington, Perry, and Staughton Moor.

Alternative names:

  • South Side
  • Great Staughton
  • North Side

Parish church: St. Andrew

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1540
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1604

Nonconformists include: Baptist, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Roman Catholic, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Kimbolton
  • Midloe
  • Eaton Socon, Bedfordshire
  • Hail Weston
  • Easton
  • Little Staughton, Bedfordshire
  • Pertenhall, Bedfordshire
  • Grafham

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

STAUGHTON (Great), a parish, with several hamlets, in St. Neots district, Hunts; 3 miles SE of Kimbolton r. station. It has a post-office under St. Neots. Acres, 5,940. Real property, £8,900. Pop., 1,312. Houses, 297. The property is much subdivided. S. House and Gaines Hall are chief residences. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely. Value, £500. Patron, St. John’s College, Oxford. The church is ancient but good. There are two Baptist chapels, a Wesleyan chapel, a parochial school, and charities £49.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

STAUGHTON, GREAT (St. Andrew), a parish, in the union of St. Neot’s, hundred of Toseland, county of Huntingdon, 3¼ miles (S. E. by S.) from Kimbolton; containing 1285 inhabitants. The living is a vicarage, valued in the king’s books at £20; net income, £545; patrons, the President and Fellows of St. John’s College, Oxford; impropriator, D. Onslow, Esq. The tithes were commuted for land and corn-rents, under acts of inclosure, in 1804 and 1807. A school is endowed with £18. 10. per annum; and an allotment of 24 acres of the town field, awarded for other parcels of land bequeathed for charitable uses, produces £50 yearly.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Administration

  • 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: St Neots
  • Poor Law Union: St Neots
  • Hundred: Toseland
  • Province: Canterbury

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