Upwood with Great Raveley is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Huntingdonshire, created in 1819 from Upwood chapelry and Great Raveley Ancient Parish.

Other places in the parish include: Great Raveley and Raveley.

Alternative names: Upwood

Parish church: St. Peter

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1558
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1604

Nonconformists include: Primitive Methodist and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

UPWOOD, a parish in the district and county of Huntingdon; 2½ miles SW of Ramsey r. station. Post town, Old Hurst, under Huntingdon. Acres, 1,809. Real property, £3,312. Pop., 388. Houses, 90. The manor belongs to R. H. Hussey, Esq. The living is a p. curacy, united with Great Raveley, in the diocese of Ely. Value, £78. Patron, R. H. Hussey, Esq. The church is good; and there are two Methodist chapels, 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

UPWOOD (St. Peter), a parish, in the hundred of Hurstingstone, union and county of Huntingdon, 2¾ miles (S. W. by W.) from Ramsey; containing 378 inhabitants. The living is a perpetual curacy, with that of Great Raveley annexed, in the patronage of Miss Bickerton, and has a net income of £78: the tithes have been commuted for £340. Robert Gordon and Anthony Ashton, in 1660, gave some land now let for £10 per annum, for parochial purposes.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848


  • County: Huntingdonshire
  • Civil Registration District: Huntingdon
  • 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 Ives
  • Poor Law Union: Huntingdon
  • Hundred: Hurstingstone
  • Province: Canterbury

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