Yelling is an Ancient Parish in the county of Huntingdonshire.

Alternative names:

Parish church: Holy Cross

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1583
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1604

Nonconformists include: Baptist

Adjacent Parishes

  • Toseland
  • Papworth Everard, Cambridgeshire
  • Papworth Agnes
  • Graveley, Cambridgeshire
  • Croxton, Cambridgeshire
  • Eltisley, Cambridgeshire

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

YELLING, a parish, with a village, in the district of Caxton and county of Huntingdon; 4¾ miles ENE of St. Neots r. station. Post town, Buckden, under Huntingdon. Acres, 1,670. Real property, £1,964. Pop., 414. Houses, 79. The property is divided among a few. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely. Value, £260. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is good; and there are a Baptist chapel and a national school. H. Venn was rector.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

YELLING (Holy Cross), a parish, in the union of Caxton and Arrington, hundred of Toseland, county of Huntingdon, 4 miles (S. E. by S.) from Caxton; containing 333 inhabitants, and comprising by measurement 1800 acres. The living is a rectory, valued in the king’s books at £14. 10. 5., and in the patronage of the Crown: the tithes have been commuted for £291, and the glebe comprises 38 acres. The church is an ancient structure. There is a place of worship for Baptists. The rent of about fourteen acres of land, amounting to £14. 14., is chiefly distributed among the poor.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848


  • County: Huntingdonshire
  • Civil Registration District: Caxton
  • 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: Caxton
  • Hundred: Toseland
  • Province: Canterbury

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