Toseland is a chapelry of Great Paxton Ancient Parish in Huntingdonshire.

Alternative names:

Parish church: St. Mary

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1567
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1604

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

  • Eynesbury
  • Great Paxton
  • Yelling
  • Graveley, Cambridgeshire
  • Croxton, Cambridgeshire
  • St Neots
  • Offord D’Arcy

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

TOSELAND, a parish and a hundred in Hunts. The parish lies 3¼ miles NE of St. Neots r. station, and is in St. Neots district. Post town, St. Neots. Acres, 1,320. Real property, £1,585. Pop., 217. Houses, 44. The property is divided among a few. The manor-house is a handsome ancient edifice, now occupied by a farmer. The living is a p. curacy, annexed to Paxton. The church has a Norman doorway. There is a Wesleyan chapel. The hundred contains 23 parishes and a part. Acres, 47,358. Pop. in 1851, 14,837; in 1861, 14,922. Houses, 3,165.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

TOSELAND (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of St. Neot’s, hundred of Toseland, county of Huntingdon, 4¾ miles (E. N. E.) from St. Neot’s; containing 204 inhabitants. It comprises by measurement 1353 acres. The soil is chiefly a strong clay, producing good wheat; the surface, though flat, is elevated, and the surrounding scenery is pleasing. The living is annexed, with that of Little Paxton, to the vicarage of Great Paxton: the tithes were commuted for land and a money payment in 1811.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848


  • 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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