Stanground is an Ancient Parish partly in Cambridgeshire and partly in Huntingdonshire.

Other places in the parish include: North Stanground.

Alternative names: Standground

Parish church: St. John the Baptist

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1538
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1604

Nonconformists include: General Baptist and Independent/Congregational.

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

STANDGROUND, a parish, with a village, in the district of Peterborough and counties of Huntingdon and Cambridge; on the river Nen, 1¼ mile SE of Peterborough r. station.

It includes Farcett chapelry; has a post-office under Peterborough; and comprises 4,377 acres in Hunts, and 1,321 in Cambridge. Real property, £15,298. Pop., 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.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

STANDGROUND (St. John the Baptist), a parish, in the union of Peterborough, partly in the hundred of North Witchford, Isle of Ely, county of Cambridge, but chiefly in the hundred of Norman Cross, county of Huntingdon, l½ mile (S. E. by S.) from Peterborough; containing, with the chapelry of Farcett, 1415 inhabitants.

This parish, which is situated on the river Nene, and on the borders of the fens, comprises about 6000 acres, whereof 2371 are in Standground proper. The neighbouring country is flat and marshy towards the east, and slightly undulated in the other directions; the soil is clay, intermixed with veins of gravel, and there are pits both of the gravel and clay. The village is near the terminus of the Peterborough and Blisworth railway.

The living is a vicarage, valued in the king’s books at £6. 6. 10½ net income, £1299; patrons, the Master and Fellows of Emmanuel College, Cambridge; impropriators, the landowners: 230 acres of land belong to the benefice, and there is a good parsonage-house. The great tithes were held by Thorney Abbey: at the dissolution of monasteries they came into the possession of Sir Walter Mildmay, the founder of Emmanuel College, by whom the vicarage was given to that establishment. The church is a large building in the decorated style, consisting of a nave, aisles, and a handsome chancel: at the west end is a lofty spire, and the edifice, being situated on rising ground, is seen at a great distance. Farcett contains a chapel of ease.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Parish Records


Use for:
England, Cambridgeshire, Standground
England, Huntingdonshire, Stanground

England, Huntingdonshire, Standground – Cemeteries ( 1 )
Some local memorial inscriptions
Author: Peterborough & District Family History Society

England, Huntingdonshire, Standground – Census ( 1 )
Census returns for Standground, 1841-1891
Author: Great Britain. Census Office

England, Huntingdonshire, Standground – Church records ( 4 )
Bishop’s transcripts for Farcett, 1660-1857
Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Farcett (Huntingdonshire)

Bishop’s transcripts for Standground, 1604-1858
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Standground (Huntingdonshire)

Parish registers and miscellaneous public records, 1538-1876
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Standground (Huntingdonshire)

Parish registers for Farcett, 1641-1876
Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Farcett (Huntingdonshire)

England, Huntingdonshire, Standground – History ( 1 )
A history of North Witchford hundred : Chatteris, Doddington, March, North Stranground, Whittlesey
Author: Wells, H. B.; Cambridgeshire Family History Society

England, Huntingdonshire, Standground – Poorhouses, poor law, etc. ( 1 )
Parish chest records, 1885-1895, Farcett
Author: Farcett (Huntingdonshire)

England, Huntingdonshire, Standground – Schools ( 1 )
School log book of Stanground School, 1886-1930
Author: Stanground School (Standground, Huntingdonshire)


  • County: Huntingdonshire; Cambridgeshire
  • 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; North Witchford
  • Province: Canterbury