Thurning, Northamptonshire Family History Guide

Thurning is an Ancient Parish partly in Huntingdonshire and partly in Northamptonshire.

Alternative names:

Parish church: St. James

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1561
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1604

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • Luddington with Hemington
  • Barnwell
  • Winwick
  • Polebrook

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

THURNING, a parish in the district of Oundle and counties of Huntingdon and Northampton; 3 miles ESE of Barnwell r. station, and 5 SE of Oundle. Post-town, Oundle. Acres, 1,000. Real property, £1,494. Pop., 214. Houses, 43. The manor belongs to Earl Sandwich. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely. Value, £181. Patron, Emmanuel College, Cambridge. The church is early English. There is a national school.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

THURNING (St. James), a parish, in the union of Oundle, partly in the hundred of Polebrooke, N. division of the county of Northampton, but chiefly in that of Leightonstone, county of Huntingdon, 5 miles (S. E.) from Oundle; containing 161 inhabitants, of whom 124 are in Huntingdonshire. The parish comprises by admeasurement 1001 acres, of which 60 are common or waste. The living is a rectory, valued in the king’s books at £11. 4. 2., and in the gift of Emmanuel College, Cambridge: the tithes have been commuted for £180, and the glebe comprises 60 acres.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848


  • County: Northamptonshire; Huntingdonshire
  • Civil Registration District: Oundle
  • 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: Leightonstone
  • Poor Law Union: Oundle
  • Hundred: Navisford; Leightonstone
  • Province: Canterbury